Date: November 3, 2018Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map State Cinema
990 Hope Street
Stamford, CT 06907
Contact: Nancy SchiffmanPhone: 203.487.0941Email:

An Act of Defiance Film Screening

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. Bram Fischer, a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and  freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, participated in their work to end segregation and corruption in their country. His efforts changed the course of history.

Co-sponsored by CHJ - A Community for Secular Jews and Temple Beth El of Stamford.


Directed by Jean van de Velde
Netherlands, 2018
Drama, 123 minutes
English/Afrikaans with English subtitles 

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Single Film Tickets: $15


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