Are you interested in learning about the Rivonia Trial that sentenced Mandela and 9 other anti-apartheid activists to life in prison? Register to watch the free online screening of the film “Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes” brought to you by The South African Chamber of Commerce (UK).
The Rivonia Trial was one of the most important trials in legal history. The defendants, charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by sabotage, expected to be hanged but decided to turn the trial into a political trial, putting the apartheid regime in the dock of international opinion, if necessary at the expense of trying to save their lives.
But the lawyers were determined to save them from the gallows. They both succeeded and in the process strengthened deep bonds of respect and camaraderie. They also changed history.
Watch the trailer.
The film will be screened online on Wednesday, 18 November 2020, from 18:00 to 20:15. Click here for more information and to register.