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The State Against Mandela and the Others



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.


Directors: Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte

Producer: UFO Production / Rouge International

Language: English, French with English subtitles

Country: France

Duration: 105 min



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