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Jean-Yves Ollivier has the distinction of being bestowed honours by both the last stalwart of apartheid, P.W. Botha, and the first President of the new South Africa, Nelson Mandela. An enigmatic, discreet French businessman known as Monsieur Jacques, Ollivier used the influence he gained in southern Africa to play a big part in the release of Mandela, yet his noble motivations were questioned by some as he had no respect for the trade sanctions which were in place and his shadowy negotiations led some to believe he was a double agent.
Plot for Peace is a documentary thriller that tells Ollivier’s remarkable story for the first time, revealing a character worthy of John LeCarré. Contributions from key political figures from the region and anti-apartheid fighters confirm his contribution to the end of apartheid should not be either underestimated or neglected. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)
★★★★ Irish Independent ★★★★ Entertainment.ie ★★★★ The Guardian
On Thursday, March 13th we were honoured to welcome to the IFI Jean-Yves Ollivier and director Carlos Agulló, who attended our Preview Screening of Plot For Peace. Listen back to our post-screening Q&A hosted by Alan Maher & see some photos on Facebook!
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