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Title Plot for peace [videorecording] / an African Oral History production, a project of Ichikowitz Family Foundation ; directed by Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson ; produced by Mandy Jacobson ; script writer, Stephen Smith.

Published [London] : Distributed by Trinity Filmed Entertainment, [2014].


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Project advisor, Marie Dabadie ; archive researcher, Nhlanhla Mthethwa ; historical consultant, Stephen Smith ; music composer, Antony Partos ; directors of photography, Rita Noriega, Diego Ollivier ; editor, Carlos Agulló.
Notes Copyright date of production : 2013 ; distribution date : 2014.
Performers Narrators : Jean-Yves Ollivier, Winnie Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Pik Botha, Joaquim Chissano, Chester Crocker, Jacinto Veloso, Neels van Tonder, Jean-Christophe Mitterand, Mathews Phosa, Wynand du Toit, Sassou Nguesso , Rusty Evans.
Summary "Plot for Peace is a documentary thriller that tells an untold story behind the secret events leading up to the end of apartheid and ultimately the release of Nelson Mandela. To some, such as South Africa's former president, Thabo Mbeki, Jean-Yves Ollivier (alias 'Monsieur Jacques') was a mysterious businessman and sanctions buster or a French spy. For others, such as Winnie Mandela and Mozambique's former president, Joaquim Chissano, he was a trusted friend and a man of bold vision. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how 'Monsieur Jacques' positioned himself to be the improbable key to Mandela's prison cell. Stepping out of the shadows, 'Monsieur Jacques' navigates the behind-the -scenes bargaining and intrigue that he engineered to bring about regional peace and the end of racial discrimination in South Africa. 'I shake the hand I cannot sever', says Jean-Yves Ollivier. He was the first man in history to be given South Africa's highest honour "Grand Officer in the [Order] of Good Hope" by both the leader of the apartheid regime, President P.W. Botha, as well as Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of the new South Africa." -- Container.
System notes DVD ; Dolby digital and stereo ; aspect ratio 16:9 ; region 0.
Language notes In French and English, with optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.
Other author Agulló, Carlos.
Jacobson, Mandy.
Smith, Stephen.
African Oral History.
Ichikowitz Family Foundation.
Trinity Filmed Entertainment.
Indelible Media.
Subject Ollivier, Jean-Yves, 1944-
Du Toit, Wynand.
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013.
Mediation, International.
Businessmen -- France -- Biography.
Peace-building -- Africa, Southern.
Prisoners of war -- South Africa.
Negotiation -- South Africa.
Angola -- History -- Civil War, 1975-2002 -- Participation, Cuban.
Angola -- History -- Civil War, 1975-2002 -- Participation, South African.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1989-1994.
Standard Number 5060254630304
Publisher Number TF031 Trinity Filmed Entertainment