DCP – HD - 2013 - South Africa - 84 Min - Color

Plot for Peace

A film by Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson

This is the untold story behind History, a well-kept secret behind the world-wide icon: Nelson Mandela's release was a Plot for Peace. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Africa's front line states helped end apartheid. Their improbable key to Mandela's prison cell was a mysterious French businessman, dubbed "Monsieur Jacques" in classified correspondence. His trade secret was trust.

Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson


The Executive Producer of the African Oral History, Mandy is a multiple
award winning filmmaker, who works out of both New York and
Johannesburg. Won two Emmy Awards for her documentary Calling the
Ghosts: A Film about Rape, War and Women in Bosnia (HBO / Cinemax)
and with the Bill Moyers team won the Peabody for PBS feature, Facing the
Truth. She has produced and directed programs in the US, Brazil, Bosnia,
Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cuba and South Africa, which have been broadcast
on major networks worldwide, including CBS‘s Sixty Minutes, PBS, ARTE,
Discovery, SABC and ETV. Mandy is heads Indelible, Media, a multi-media
production company dedicated to showcasing African cinema and television
for international broadcast and theatrical release.

Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson

Original language: English, French, Portoguese, Afrikaans, Spanish
With the participation of: THE AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE