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Film Journal International Reviews Plot For Peace

“The tale is surprising, and directors Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson blaze right through it—recounting ins and outs across an entire continent in ways that will challenge most viewers in the West. “ Read more of the review from – click ... Lire la suite

KAM WILLIAMS: Revisionist History Chronicles Frenchman’s Secret Role in Toppling Apartheid

Kam Williams: “What interested Ollivier in South Africa? He explains that he was a young expatriate living in Algeria during that nation’s independence movement. So, he saw the outcome as inevitable when civil war erupted in South Africa despite efforts of the United States and other Western countries to delay the inevitable by advocating the ... Lire la suite

FILM-FORWARD REVIEW – Oct 31st, 2014

The film describes the untold, backroom role that Algerian-born French businessman Jean-Yves Ollivier played in the sensitive negotiations between hostile countries bordering South Africa and the distrustful factions within. … [It] excels in showing how the struggle to free Nelson Mandela and end apartheid played out around some of the highest tensions of the latter days of ... Lire la suite

The NYC Movie Guru – 31st Oct, 2014

The NYC Movie Guru briefly reviews Plot For Peace in its documentary round-up. Click here to read ... Lire la suite


“The Frenchman’s real name is Jean-Yves Ollivier, and the cards he was dealt are thus: He was born in Algeria, and after that country gained independence, he and his parents found themselves fleeing from the only home Ollivier knew. Years later, as a successful cereal trader who later got into oil and coal, he traveled ... Lire la suite

Mandy Jacobson Talks to Cyprus’ MYCY Radio

Ahead of the opening of  the Cyprus Golden Island International Film Festival (7th-13th November) and Plot For Peace’s premiere in the country, Mandy Jacobson talked to Magda Zenon on the Kaleid-her-scope show. Listen to it here again by clicking HERE or on the image below. ... Lire la suite

The Story You Don’t Know About the End of Apartheid

“How history is told often depends on who tells it first, which also means it is their version of history. When it comes to the end of apartheid in South Africa and the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, a lot of what we know we learned from the South African leader’s 1995 autobiography… ” ... Lire la suite

Culturecrit’s Interview with Mandy Jacobson

“At 17-years-old, Ollivier and one million other French nationals left their homeland Algeria after the country’s 1962 independence. During his first visit to South Africa in 1981, he recognised a similar fate – white inhabitants ‘sleepwalking to the brink of disaster.’ To avoid them being ‘thrown into the sea,’ a peaceful negotiation to the end ... Lire la suite

SABC2 Celebrates Heritage Month with Rainbow Makers Series – Plot For Peace airing on 28th September

“Rainbow Makers, a four-part series of educational and entertaining films which highlight South Africa’s untold and most important heritage stories, will feature on SABC2 at 20.00 every Sunday. The films are an initiative of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, through the African Oral History Archive (AOHA). “ Plot For Peace will air as the third narrative ... Lire la suite

Times Live Review: “Plot for Peace is a well-crafted, carefully executed true-life thriller set in the world of diplomacy and high-level backroom politics”.

“South Africans like to gripe about films that harp on the past, but in this 20th year of our democracy there are a number of documentaries coming out that explore our achievements and challenges.” READ The TIMES LIVE Review Online here –  by Tymon Smith August 01 ... Lire la suite