TEMPS NOIR, ARTE FRANCE
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
The poignant and little-known story of the military avant-garde founded by Nelson Mandela, through the stories of former members of uMkhonto weSizwe. The "peaceful" end of apartheid could make us forget that it was preceded by a struggle to the death between the white power and South Africa's anti-racist activists.
In March 1960, Nelson Mandela decided to launch an armed struggle by creating, with Joe Slovo, the uMkhonto we Sizwe movement (MK for short). Thanks to the testimonies of these men and women who gave everything to the struggle, the film brings to life the years of guerrilla warfare led by the MK youth. This movement symbolizes all the radical energy of an era while calling for a reflection on what seems to be the repetition, throughout the history of the 20th century, of a terrible gap between the revolutionary dreams and the post-revolutionary realities: for South Africa, a democratic society still plagued by inequality, violence and racism.