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PLOT FOR PEACE

Directed by Carlos Agulló
84 min | South Africa | 2013
In English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, and Spanish with English subtitles.

In English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, and Spanish with English subtitles.
In the mid-1980s township violence raged in South Africa and one of the Cold War’s most vicious proxy conflicts devastated Angola. In the midst of this crisis, “Monsieur Jacques,” a foreign commodity trader with connections to all stakeholders in the region, became the lifeline for top-secret contacts. To build trust, he organized a vast prisoners’ exchange. A year later, in 1988, South Africa’s forces and 50,000 Cuban troops began withdrawing from Angola. This foundation of trust became instrumental in securing the release of Nelson Mandela. For the first time, the protagonists of this high-risk venture – African heads of state, battle-tested generals, international diplomats, secret service operatives, and anti-apartheid icons such as Winnie Mandela and ANC leader Thabo Mbeki – recount the true story of how the front line states put an end to apartheid.

Featured, Films Without Borders, Salt Lake City, Upcoming Screenings

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT