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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

★★★★★ “PLOT For Peace has meaning for every South African…A must-see documentary for every South African”

It is a story about a man who decided to do something about a situation that seemed undo-able… The story is almost incredulous. That a short little Frenchman, with all the logic in the world, would deign to think of bringing white supremacists, freedom fighters and presidents of countries, communists and prisoners of war together ... Lire la suite

“Plot for a Premiere” – A review by the Sunday World’s Swashwi

“Although it was a celebratory occasion, the flooding back of apartheid-era memories was unavoidable… I bawled my eyes out.” Read Swashwi’s  review of the VIP Johannesburg Premiere of Plot For Peace, which was attended by Winnie Mandela, Pik Botha and Matthew Phosa. The screening was followed by a panel discussion including Jean-Yves Ollivier , Mandy ... 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

THE INDEPENDENT – The mysterious Monsieur Jacques: Behind the scenes of apartheid, French businessman Jean-Yves Ollivier was a shadowy broker for peace

On an airstrip in Mozambique in September 1987, a genial Frenchman stood looking on from the sidelines as a prisoner exchange took place between several African nations more commonly seen at loggerheads than in successful negotiation. ... Lire la suite


This documentary prises out French (but Algerian-born) businessman Jean-Yves Ollivier into the light and reveals the remarkable role he played in the end of ... Lire la suite


An intriguing documentary, with some impressive talking heads, all about the secret history of South Africa and the end of ... Lire la suite

THE TIMES REVIEW – 14 March 2014

Plot for Peace is a revelation: a gripping documentary about a French grain and oil trader, Jean-Yves Ollivier, who became the invisible negotiator in the fight to end apartheid in South ... Lire la suite