Carmel Jewish Film Festival presents a screening of the film An Act of Defiance at MIIS's Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building on Sunday, March 10 at 3pm. View the film trailer and purchase tickets here. The film will be preceded by a reception at 2:30pm and followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum, Mel Mason, and Mayor Clyde Roberson.
In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer (exceptionally played by Peter Paul Muller), a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested.