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MEDIA ALERT: Cinema Nouveau extends sites, screenings for award-winning documentary, "PLOT FOR PEACE"

Thursday, 07 Aug 2014 - 11:44 am

Cinema Nouveau announces extra sites, further screenings of award-winning documentary, Plot for Peace, in celebration of 20 years of democracy

Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg:
from 01 – 14 August; 
Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront, Cape Town:
from 08 – 21 August;
 Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn, Pretoria:
From 08 – 21 August; and
Ster-Kinekor Mall of the North, Polokwane:

From 15 – 29 August.

Plot for Peace is currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau cinema in the Rosebank Mall until 14 August. It has also been confirmed that this gripping, award-winning documentary will also enjoy a run at the Cinema Nouveau theatres at Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, with screenings from 08 – 21 August 2014, and at Ster-Kinekor Mall of the North in Polokwane, Limpopo, from 15 – 29 August 2014.


The 84 minute-long documentary recently premiered at the Durban International Film Festival where it showed in South Africa for the first time, after coming home from an award-winning international festival and commercial circuit.


The documentary, produced by multiple Emmy award-winning director Mandy Jacobson, has already won several awards such as the Galway Film Fleadh International Documentary Award, the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award and the São Paulo International Jury Award for Best Documentary and the Audience Award for Best International Documentary.


Plot for Peace tells the untold story of the mysterious Jean-Yves Ollivier, a French commodity trader, who contributed to the destruction of apartheid in South Africa. He built trust among key role players in Southern Africa in the 80’s through secret meetings and negotiations that  led ultimately to Nelson Mandela’s subsequent release from prison.     


In the documentary, Ollivier speaks of how he used his contacts to open communication lines to dismantle apartheid and how he positioned Jacques Chirac, France’s then Prime Minister, to play a leading role in negotiating peace in Southern Africa.  Featured in the film are exclusive interviews with Pik Botha, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and former heads of state including Joachim Chissano, Thabo Mbeki and current Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso.


Born in Algeria, Ollivier identified strongly with South Africa’s story, having been imprisoned himself during the liberation of his birth country.


For the first time, Jean-Yves Ollivier speaks of how he met with heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters to free Mandela and build trust in the region. For his contribution in ending apartheid Ollivier was elevated to the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Good Hope by South African president Nelson Mandela.


For further information and to make bookings, visit or, or call our Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437). Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz or at Cinema Nouveau on Facebook. You can also download the Ster-Kinekor App on any Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and Blackberry smart phone for updates, news and to book from your mobile.


Part of  Ichikowitz Family Foundation “Tribute to Democracy” Series.

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