124 Minutes – English / Afrikaans
AN ACT OF DEFIANCE is a rousing historical drama based on the real events of the pivotal 1963 Rivonia Trial in apartheid South Africa. A gutsy lawyer risks his career and family to defend Nelson Mandela and his inner circle. Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde captures a dark period in South Africa’s recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue. This film has won numerous film festival audience and jury awards, including honors for best film, actor, actress and script.