Plot for PeaceAbout the Film
A true story of intrigue, PLOT FOR PEACE traces the behind-the-scenes diplomatic maneuverings to release Nelson Mandela from jail in South Africa in the 1980s. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Africa's front line states helped end apartheid. One man stood at the center of the whirlwind, a mysterious French businessman dubbed “Monsieur Jacques.” Jean-Ives Ollivier, a native of Algeria, gained the trust of the diplomats and leaders in the region as well as abroad, and directors Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson give us exclusive insight to this fascinating, determined and enigmatic man.
Immediately following screening on 10/13 of PLOT FOR PEACE there will be a panel called "Behind the Scenes: Diplomacy and Protest" featuring the subject of PLOT FOR PEACE, the 2013 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award-winner, and the director of THE SQUARE, a film receiving Brizzolara Family Foundation Honorable Mention.
Panelists include: Jean-Yves Ollivier, subject of PLOT FOR PEACE; Stephen Smith, writer and Duke University adjunct professor of African Studies and Cultural Anthropology; Michael Ledeen, political analyst; Coralie Charriol Paul, president of React to Film; Jehane Noujaim, the director of THE SQUARE; and Sharon Waxman, Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief of TheWrap.com, who will moderate.
Please note: your ticket to the 10/13 screening will provide you access to both film and panel.
About the Directors
Carlos Agullo worked as an assistant editor on THE SEA INSIDE by Alejandro Amenábar, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and later as film editor for other award winning Spanish Directors such as BACK TO MOIRA by Mateo Gil, PLANET 51 by Jorge Blanco, HISTORIA DE UN DIRECTOR IDIOTA by Sergio Candel, FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS by Oskar Santos and the TV series CREMATORIO by Jorge Sánchez Cabezudo. He has also directed several of his own short films.
Mandy Jacobson is the Executive Producer of the African Oral History, and a multiple award-winning filmmaker, who works out of both New York and Johannesburg. She has won two Emmy Awards for her documentary CALLING THE GHOSTS: A FILM ABOUT RAPE, WAR, AND WOMEN IN BOSNIA (HBO / Cinemax) and with the Bill Moyers team won the Peabody for PBS feature, FACING THE TRUTH. She has produced and directed programs in the US, Brazil, Bosnia, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cuba and South Africa, which have been broadcast on major networks worldwide, including CBS‘s SIXTY MINUTES, PBS, ARTE, Discovery, SABC and ETV. Jacobson heads Indelible, Media, a multi-media production company dedicated to showcasing African cinema and television for international broadcast and theatrical release.
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