Cannes International Film Festival’ selection has been announced !
The State against Mandela and the others by Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte is selectionned in the Official Selection out of competition – Specials Screenings !
The film immerse us in this Historical trial which opposed the State to Nelson Mandela and to the eight others who stand by his side, facing the same consequences and forgotten by history.
2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
He seized centre stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964.
But there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence.
They too were subjected to pitiless cross-examinations. To a man they stood firm and turned the tables on the state: South Africa’s apartheid regime was in the dock.
Recently recovered sound archives of those hearings transport us back into the thick of the courtroom battles.