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A film by Nicolas Rossier

75 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014

DVD Extras: 20 years after Apartheid (Discussion with Thabo Mbeki, Max Dupree & F.W. de Klerk) • The Quantum Leap Speech (About de Klerk's famous speech, February 2, 1990) • Vox Populi (Street interviews about the legacy of Mandela and de Klerk)

It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president - with de Klerk as his deputy President.

But de Klerk’s history is complicated. A virulent defender of white Africans and their privileges, he helped lead the fight against ANC activists. And his own presidency was marred by violence, often at the hands of his own security forces. What pushed this man to reverse his beliefs and jumpstart the process of making South Africa a more equal and just nation?

Featuring in-depth interviews with de Klerk, former president Thabo Mbeki, anti-apartheid activists Father Michael Lapsley and Mathews Phosa, Richard Goldstone and many others, director Nicolas Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complex figure.

“Fascinating. Tracks de Klerk's prickly relationship with Nelson Mandela in abolishing almost a half-century of official oppression.” - The New York Times

“Informative, provocative, and unsettling. Highly recommended for anyone interested in history, justice, and complex moral figures.” - Film Forward

“Commendably even-handed.” - Variety

“Powerful, solidly crafted...the political life it maps out fascinates.” - The Village Voice

“A gripping and nuanced examination of a transformative figure in history. With a resurgence of debates about the legacies of racism and growing inequality, this timely film offers an unflinching look into the shadows of our past.” - Matthew Kustenbauder, Research Fellow, Harvard University

UPC: 720229916677 | Catalog #: FRF916677D | $24.95 | Street: September 22
A film by Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon

95 minutes, fiction, color, Hebrew w/ English subt., 2015

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and surprisingly funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma.

• Winner of 4 Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscars) including Best Actor for Ze’ev Revach! 14 Ophir Nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress

“Laugh-out-loud moments... Superb!” - Huffington Post

The Farewell Party not only thinks the unthinkable, it laughs at the unlaughable. A comically delicate balance to the end.”
- Los Angeles Times

I can't recall any film ever making me laugh and cry in complete comic and dramatic balance like The Farewell Party.” - Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Always honest, graceful and funny, it explores with deep compassion its characters familial and romantic relationships. A terrific ensemble cast.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

“How refreshing for a film to stare death in the face and find compassion reflected in its gaze.”
- St. Louis Post Dispatch

“A very funny film, as mischievous as the youth that has long since left its characters.”

“A black comedy, both witty and touching. Viewers will come out with a wide smile on their faces.”
- Screen International

UPC: 720229916684 | Catalog #: FRF916684D | $27.95 | Street: September 22
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