Synopsis: A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.
Genre: Drama, History
Director(s): Pete Travis
Production: Monterey Media
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

This is an illegal gathering.

You must disperse immediately.

Stay down.


You're in Soweto.


My sister lives in District Three.

What's in the back?



Okay, it's fine.

He was out collecting wood

with his father and his sister.

The Police came out of nowhere and

grabbed us and took us to the bridge.

They took my dad and tied him

in a canvas bag...

and dropped him into the river.

They made us watch him drown.

They told us to go home and tell

the others the price for being ANC.

We have a word...


It means a person's humanity...

is measured according to their

relationship with others.

We tell the children that these

people, who commit these crimes...

have lost their humanity...

and are as much victims

of Apartheid as we are.

Who the hell is he?

He's a friend I can vouch for him.

He's here to help.

He's from Consolidated Goldfields.

To talk about fund raising for our

schools programme.

We didn't ask for his hand-outs.

- Leave him be! Let him be!

- Michael Young.


Go, go, go!

- It's Michael Young.

- What progress?

This isn't going to work for us.

We need to aim higher.

Safer to stay in the foothills.

The more visible, the more

vulnerable we are.

Yes, it's much safer.


A bit of hush.

It is my pleasure to present

Thabo Mbeki.

The African National Congress'

Head of Information...

who is here representing

the ANC president, Oliver Tambo.

I know that you'll make Mr Mbeki

feel most welcome.

My name is Thabo Mbeki...

and I am a terrorist.

No doubt, that is what you

have been told.

No incendiary devices.

No concealed weapons.

I am just a man, as you are.

Every day the President

of South Africa...

under the mantle of his State

of Emergency...

deploys thousands more of

his troops in the townships...

brutally crushing the rising

resistance to his oppressive regime.

Yet, the UK, is still one of South

Africa's leading trading partners.

Every company...

every financial institution

which continues to invest there...

is a source of political and economic

strength to P.W. Botha.

If it is true that money talks,

then let it speak, clearly.

Let your voice join ours when we say

the bloodshed of our people must end.

The time to shout 'enough' has come.

The time for you to act is here.

Mr Mbeki?

Michael Young.

Public Affairs Director,

Consolidated Goldfields.

Tell me how we can help.

It's not an offer to make lightly,

Mr Young. We might take you up on it.

It wasn't made lightly.

As you say, we too have an incentive

to ensure your country's survival.

We have this recurring

nightmare, Mr Young...

that one day the South African

Government will send us a message...

indicating that it is ready to talk

to us about ending apartheid.

Because of our antagonism and

mistrust, we fail to hear the message.

We fail to respond.

We miss the moment.

Thank you.

An apparatchik working for

a reactionary outfit like Goldfields?

Is that what it's come to?

The fact that he works for Goldfields

means he'll be listened to.

You know a better entry card?

And if the Public Affairs

thing is just a front?

I doubt he's Ml6.

I need a word.

He's expecting you.

Come in.

I think I have a way forward

on our problem.

I'm listening.

Mr Vijoan?

It's Michael Young. I called last

week about the meetings...

I'm trying to set up between

the ANC and leading Afrikaners.

The risk is too great.

I have a young family to think of.

Please don't call me again.

They're just exploratory meetings...

and someone representing

the Dutch Reform Church...

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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