I'm prepared to die
On the occasion of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, INA and the Image Forum paid a tribute to him on 5 and 6 April 2018, during the NewImages Festival. A single show placed the audience at the very heart of the Rivonia Trial, recreated in holograms and 3D animation in the magnificent setting of the Saint-Eustache church in Paris, in which Nelson Mandela’s voice and words resounded. A world first.
The sound archives from the Rivonia Trial form the heart of the film entitled “The case against Mandela and the others”, presented as part of the Official Selection at the last Cannes Film Festival, and coproduced by INA. The story of the struggle against Apartheid retained but one name: that of Nelson Mandela. He would have been 100 this year. He came to light during an historical trial in 1963 and 1964. Alongside him among the co-accused, eight of his comrades also faced the death penalty.