Cape Town International Film Market & Festival
Oct 13th, 2017 Video360 329 Views
CAPE TOWN: The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival got underway at a red carpet event at the Nu Metro V & A Waterfront on Thursday. Over 400 guests attended the South African premiere of An Act of Defiance: The Bram Fischer Story.
The film’s director Jean van de Velde was joined by producers Richard Claus, Michael Auret, Lwazi Manzi and Pat Van Heerden, as well as cast members Antoinette Louw, Morne Visser, Izel Bezuidenhout, Jose Domingos, Conrad Kemp and Leroux Van Diemen.
Van de Velde explained to the media on hand as well as to guests before the screening how important and relevant the film is today. He also talked about the importance of authenticity in the filmmaking process that included Bram Fischer’s daughters and one of the only remaining Rivonia trialists Andrew Mlangeni, all of whom were in attendance at the event. The cast of the film is also almost entirely South African and the film was produced in South Africa. Video by: Lubabalo Poswa/ ANA Pictures