An Act of Defiance

Tuesday, April 30 · view days & times
Price: $12.00 regular | $9.00 student & senior* | $8 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas


2018 | NR | 2 hr 3 mins

Directed by: Jean van de Velde

In 1963, Nelson Mandela and nine other black and Jewish South Africans risk their lives to free their country from segregation and are arrested for sabotage. Their lawyer, Bram Fischer, puts his own life and career in jeopardy to defend them. In this engaging historical drama, director Jean van de Velde brings to life the true story of the Rivonia Trial as seen through the eyes of Fischer, highlighting the the role that South African Jews played in the African resistance. A little-known moving story that pays tribute to those who brought an end to Apartheid.

Co-sponsored by Congregation Brith Sholom

Presented by partners Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest

Contact Stephanie Bennett ( or 610-435-3571) with questions

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*Student & senior discounts apply at the box office only

Venue Information
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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