The State Against Mandela and the Others

Le procès contre Mandela et les autres
history & memory
legal system
freedom of speech
Africa
Nicolas Champeaux
Gilles Porte
France
2018
108min
English
English & Hungarian Subtitles
In the Name of Justice

While no video footage has been preserved of the trial against Nelson Mandela and his eight companions, archival recordings have recently been recovered of the 1963–1964 hearings, which, along with animated inserts and recollections of the indictees, have been used to reconstruct the historical trial. The uncompromising and upright stance of Mandela and the eight others who faced death sentences sets an outstanding example that is permanently etched in world history. As a significant milestone in the fight against apartheid and racial-based repression, these courageous statements still carry an enormous impact that resonates with us decades later.

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Producer: 
William Jéhannin
Julie Gayet
Nadia Turincev
Antoun Sehnaoui
Raphaëlle Delauche
Editor: 
Alexandra Strauss
Camera: 
Gilles Porte
Sound: 
Gautier Isern
Music: 
Aurélien Godderis-Chouzenoux
Animation: 
Oerd van Cuijlenborg
Production info: 
UFO Production, Rouge International
Distribution info: 
Versatile Violaine Pichon vpichon@versatile-films.com
Awards: 
Durban FF 2019 Audience Award
César Awards Nominee 2019
Cannes 2018 Golden Eye Nominee