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PLOT FOR PEACE featured at the 22nd New York African Film Festival

A fascinating account of off-the-books diplomacy in the 1980’s, Plot for Peace is that rare documentary that both augments the historical record and is paced like a thriller.

“Plot” tells the little-known tale of Jean-Yves Ollivier, a French commodities trader who made his fortune doing business, he says, in “difficult countries” — including the internationally shunned South Africa. In 1981 he concluded that apartheid was unsustainable and began to use his contacts to help make sure its end came peacefully.

Directors: Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson.

South Africa, 2014, 84min.

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

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Thursday, May 7th, 6:30pm (Q&A with Jean-Yves Ollivier and Mandy Jacobson).

Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Centre.


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