July 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
The 1963/64 Rivonia Trail is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a civil war in South Africa. But he did not act alone.
In this new film, former High Court Judge Sir Nicholas Stadlen tells the story of Mandela’s co-defendants at the Rivonia Trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows, and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for the freedom of South Africa.
It is an inspiring story of immense courage and self sacrifice on the part of a small group of idealists. In the words of Andrew Mlangeni, Accused Number 10, ‘they were a multiracial band of comrades who fought for a multiracial democracy’.
Venue times & dates:
@ The British Museum – Friday 20 July 2018, 6:30 PM – 8: 25 PM -Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG – (There will be an interview with the film’s director Nick Stadlen and a Q&A chaired by author and journalist John Battersby)
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@ The South African High Commission, Saturday 21st July 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DP
@ The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre – Friday 27th July – Sunday 29th July 2018 – Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, Level 3 Function Room (There will be a post-show Q&A with director Sir Nick Stadlen on Saturday 28th after the 11:00 AM screening and on Sunday 29th after the 2:00 PM screening).
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