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THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND THE OTHERS

by Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte

FRANCE | 2018 | DOCUMENTARY | ENGLISH | 105'

52' TV VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE

SYNOPSIS

2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.

He seized centre stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964.But there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence. They too were subjected to pitiless cross-examinations. To a man they stood firm and turned the tables on the state: South Africa's apartheid regime was in the dock.

Recently recovered archival recordings of those hearings transport us back into the thick of the courtroom battles.

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UFO Production, Rouge International

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