Bram Fischer

Jean van de Velde

World premiere

On 11 July 1963, the South African police raided the Liliesleaf farm in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg. Ten activists were arrested who would later stand trial in the Rivonia case. Lawyer Bram Fischer was a regular guest at the farm, but he happened to not be present at the time of the raid. This is why he was able to defend the activists, including Nelson Mandela, in court.

Synopsis

Apartheid in South Africa was at its height when the ten men in Rivonia were arrested. They faced charges of conspiracy, conspiring to perform acts of violence against the South African state, and more. Bram Fischer was closely connected to the group and took upon himself the role of leading attorney for the defence of the group. In filming a reconstruction of the trial, director Jean van de Velde focuses on the story of Bram Fischer, played by Peter Paul Muller. Fischer passionately committed himself to ending apartheid and took substantial risks in the process.

Text: Dirk van der Straaten

Credits

Netherlands, The, South Africa, Germany 2017, 124 min.

Fiction,

Spoken language: English, Afrikaans

Subtitles: English

Productions:

Richard Claus & Co

rc@coolbeanspix.com

0205896060

Dutch distribution:

September Film Distribution

info@septemberfilm.nl

+31205357550

www.septemberfilm.nl

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Talkshows & debates

Bram Fischer: Q&A with director Jean van de Velde and actor Peter Paul Muller

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 19:30

Q&A with director Jean van de Velde and leading actor Peter Paul Muller.

Bram Fischer: Q&A with director Jean van de Velde and South-African writer Palesa Mazamisa

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 21:00

Q&A with director Jean van de Velde and South-African writer and film producer Palesa Mazamisa about law and justice in South-Africa.