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Released 14 June 2019.

El estado contra Mandela y los otros


The story of the fight against apartheid normally singles out one man: Nelson Mandela. But he wasn’t the only one. Seven co-defendants (five black, one white and one Indian) were also condemned with him to life in prison. All faced the death penalty. With their lives in jeopardy, they decided to turn their trial into a political stand against a regime that advocated segregation. Today, 256 hours of sound archives of those hearings recently unearthed allow us to relive their battle.

Technical details

French title: L’État contre Mandela et les autres
English title: The State against Mandela and the others
Spanish title: El Estado contra Mandela y los Otros
Genre: Documentary
Nationality: France
Directed & Written by: Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte
Language: English (avalaible with spanish subtitles)
Duration 102 min /  Aspect ratio 2.39:1 / Color / Audio 5.1


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