Plot for Peace premiered at Durban International Film Festival on 23 July to sold out audiences, followed by the JHB Premiere on 24 July.
A week long theatrical release of the acclaimed, award winning documentary will take place at Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank from 1-7 August.
Jean Yves Ollivier:
“Our JHB launch last night was extraordinary, to have Winnie Mandela and Pik Botha on the panel after the screening, together with Mathews Phosa and even Wynand du Toit. It was a historic night for me and very emotional, because during my efforts in the late 1980’s these people were enemies. And to see them hugging afterwards reminds me that reconciliation is possible and that all the efforts we made, inside South Africa and outside South Africa meant something special to us all.”
Feedback from AUDIENCE MEMBERS:
“Seeing Mama Winnie, sharing a stage with her former enemies in Pik Botha and Mr du Toit is an image that will forever stay engraved in my mind.”
“What I admire most about Jean Yves Ollivier is that he really did not have to do this; putting his life in danger. But he did it anyway because he believed in justice and equality for humanity. And what really blows my mind is that he did this quietly, did not want the publicity and recognition because he understood that the cause was bigger than himself.”
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this extraordinary documentary movie:
• On August 1-7, Plot for Peace opens at Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
• SABC 2 will broadcast the film during Heritage Month in September.