Production on An Act Of Defiance is scheduled to begin on Saturday in South Africa and is scheduled for delivery in spring.
Cinema Management Group president Noeltner and vice-president of sales and operations Dené Anderberg will launch sales in Toronto on world rights excluding South Africa and Flemish-speaking Benelux.
Jean van de Velde directs from his adapted screenplay based on Joel Joffe’s book The State Vs. Nelson Mandela.
The film takes place during Apartheid era South Africa in 1963 as Nelson Mandela and nine others stand trial on charges of committing sabotage and violent acts against the government.
Represented by tenacious lawyer Bram Fisher, Mandela delivers his “I Am Prepared to Die” speech, in which he justifies the existence of the African National Congress and its anti-repression activities.
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