The Resource An act of defiance

An act of defiance

Label
An act of defiance
Title
An act of defiance
Contributor
Actor
Actor
Screenwriter
Film director
Field director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer (exceptionally played by Peter Paul Muller), a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested. With An Act of Defiance, Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde (The Silent Army) captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Jean Van De Velde
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Peter Paul Muller (Bram Fischer), Antoinette Louw (Molly Fischer), Sello Motloung (Nelson Mandela), Sean Ventner, Izel Bezuidenhout (Ilse Fischer), Clayton Boyd, Hannes Brummer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Velde, Jean van de
  • Muller, Peter Paul
  • Louw, Antoinette
  • Motloung, Sello
  • Venter, Sean
  • Bezuidenhout, Izel
  • Boyd, Clayton
  • Brummer, Hannes
  • Harvey, Matt
  • Morgan, Dominic
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Fischer, Bram
  • Rivonia Trial, Pretoria, South Africa, 1964
  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
  • Political activists
  • Apartheid
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
An act of defiance
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12264010
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 123 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12264010
Publisher number
MWT12264010
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
An act of defiance
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12264010
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 123 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12264010
Publisher number
MWT12264010
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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