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PLOT FOR PEACE at Durban International Film Festival 2014   

Directed by: Mandy Jacobson, Carlos Agullo
South Africa
84 min

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A character-driven historical thriller about the demise of apartheid, Plot for Peace starts with the mid-1980s, when township violence in South Africa raged and one of the Cold War’s most vicious proxy conflicts devastated Angola. Jean-Yves Ollivier, a foreign commodity trader with connections to all stakeholders in the region, found himself to be the lifeline for top-secret contacts, becoming instrumental in ending Apartheid. In the style of John LeCarré, the film relates how South Africa and the frontline states came out of the Cold War long before the Berlin Wall crumbled. First-hand accounts from such figures as Thabo Mbeki, Joachim Chissano, Denis Sassou Nguesso, ‘Pik’ Botha, and Winnie Mandela expose the secret dealings between the last tenants of apartheid and the Marxist forces at South Africa’s borders.

African Premiere

Filmmakers in attendance

English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Spanish with English subtitles

Suncoast Casino Complex

Jul 23, 2014
6:00pm – 7:25pm


Jul 25, 2014
10:30pm – 11:59pm




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