PJFF: An Act of Defiance

 
When:
April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2018-04-23T19:00:00-04:00
2018-04-23T21:30:00-04:00
Where:
The Gershman Y
401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
USA
Cost:
Free-$15
Contact:
The Gershman Y
215-545-4400

AN ACT OF DEFIANCE is an exciting courtroom drama that skillfully combines nail-biting political intrigue with thoughtful insight into the personal struggles of the primary actors. Based on real events, this historical thriller follows the fate of Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish anti-Apartheid fighters. Bram Fischer, a tenacious Afrikaner lawyer who will risk his career and family to represent ten trial defendants, will go to great lengths to keep his ties to the resistance hidden. As the prosecution gains momentum, Fischer’s defense aims to prove that the African National Congress is justified in its fight against white supremacy, all while Mandela is prepared to die for his belief as South Africa’s 1963 battle against racism comes to a climactic finale.