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EURONEWS: The United Nations Adds Plot For Peace to its Official Archives

“What has made the documentary work well is that it shows another way of brokering peace. And it shows that, at the end of the day, what happens on an official level is not always what is going on behind the scenes,” says Jean-Yves Ollivier. “Many hope that the work of ‘Monsieur Jacques’ will serve ... Lire la suite

ScreenAfrica: SA Documentary Screens at the United Nations World Africa Week

The Ichikowitz Family Foundation has announced that one of its award winning documentaries, Plot for Peace screens on 26 May to audiences of UN ambassadors, stakeholders and invited members of the public, in celebration of all efforts made by African leaders to secure peace in Southern Africa during the late 1980s.   The United Nations screening is ... Lire la suite

SA Doccies Including Plot For Peace Screen Locally & Abroad – ScreenAfrica

“South African documentaries Plot for Peace, directed by Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson; and Tribute to the Frontline States, directed by Jacobson and Barbara King; will screen locally in a number of towns during May. In addition, Plot for Peace will screen on 7 May at the 22nd New York African Film Festival…” Read More ... Lire la suite


In its annual predictions, Variety has picked Plot For Peace as one of the 134 qualifying documentary features that they believe is a contender for the upcoming Academy Awards. Click on the link or image to see the online version of the Variety story ... Lire la suite


A Wheeler-Dealer Turned Broker for Racial Justice ‘Plot for Peace,’ About a Frenchman in South Africa By DANIEL M. GOLD   OCT. 30, 2014  A fascinating account of off-the-books diplomacy in the 1980s, “Plot for Peace” is that rare documentary that both augments the historical record and is paced like a thriller. Directed by Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson ... Lire la suite

LA TIMES Review ” Plot For Peace Reveals an Unsung Hero”

“The documentary “Plot for Peace” reveals Jean-Yves Ollivier as an unsung hero who helped to engineer the demise of South African apartheid… Plot for Peace” directors Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson appropriately fashion the international intrigue into a John le Carré-style thriller, cleverly devising a motif of Ollivier playing a game of solitaire as he ... Lire la suite

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE : “Focus on Frenchman who Fought Apartheid”

” A character straight out of a political thriller, Jean-Yves Ollivier is nevertheless real, and he played an important, if little-known, role in the history of modern Africa. The quiet machinations of this Frenchman and commodities trader helped win the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and bring an end to South Africa’s apartheid system… ... Lire la suite

★★★★ THE WASHINGTON DIPLOMAT: ‘Plot for Peace’ Exposes Behind-the-Scenes Diplomacy to End Apartheid

“Remarkable archival footage complements the interviews to display what was actually happening at the time. Despite a plethora of talking heads and historical film clips, “Plot for Peace” moves with the fast pacing of a Hollywood thriller. Agulló’s brisk editing is no surprise given his background as an editor of narrative films, including action flicks.” ... Lire la suite

INDIEWIRE: Jean Yves-Ollivier Discusses Diplomacy and ‘Plot For Peace’ at IDA SCREENING

KCRW’s Matt Holzman joined diplomat Jean-Yves Ollivier for an IDA discussion on the documentary “Plot For Peace.” Watch clips from this fascinating conversation which took place exclusively for the IDA members on Oct 14, 2014. “Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom during the South African Apartheid has been well documented in various films, but that of ... Lire la suite

EURWEB: The Hidden Story of Mandela’s Freedom Chronicled in Plot For Peace

“So many times, we as human beings come across injustice and are moved to make a change…Very few who see the injustice forced upon an entire people have the gumption to stand up against the perpetrators of that injustice…Jean-Yves Ollivier.. saw the injustice of Apartheid and was moved to end it risking his career and ... Lire la suite