Plot For Peace
Director: Carlos Agullo, Mandy Jacobson
Cast: Winnie Mandela, Thabl Mbeki, Neels Van Tonder
Language: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Afrikaans with English subtitles
Country of Origin: South Africa 2013 83 mins.
Released by TRINITY FILMED ENTERTAINMENT
'An intriguing political documentary thriller of the role of a French leading up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa'.
Jean-Yves Ollivier, the Algerian born, cigar smoking, rich ex-commodities dealer had a contacts list that allowed access to war lords and those whom the international diplomatic circle didn't want to be visibly associated with. Memories of the Algerian war and appalled by the discrimination that he witnessed in South Africa, he offered his services as an intermediary on a humanitarian basis. Style,discretion, determination and an ability to do deals resulted in dramatic changes in the South Africa leading to the downfall of apartheit and the release of Nelson Mandela are chronicled in the movie.