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Film Discussion: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

Hosted By: Sousa Mendes Foundation

Albert “Albie” Louis Sachs is a Jewish South African attorney and activist who worked closely with Nelson Mandela in the struggle for democracy and human rights. After twice being detained for his anti-apartheid activities he was blown up by a bomb planted in his car by South African security services. He survived the assassination attempt but lost his right arm and vision in one eye. In 1990 he wrote the Constitution of the new South Africa and served for fifteen years on its Supreme Court.

Meet this Jewish hero of South African democracy, upon whom Abby Ginzberg’s film is based.

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Albie Sachs

On turning six, during World War II, ALBIE SACHS received a card from his father expressing the wish that he would grow up to be a soldier in the fight for liberation. His career in human rights activism started at the age of seventeen, when as a second year law student at the University of Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign. After spending eleven years studying and teaching law in England he worked for a further eleven years in Mozambique as law professor and legal researcher. After the first democratic election in 1994 he was appointed by PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA to serve on the newly established Constitutional Court. In addition to his work on the Court, he has traveled to many countries sharing South African experience in healing divided societies. He has also been engaged in the sphere of art and architecture, and played an active role in the development of the Constitutional Court building and its art collection on the site of the Old Fort Prison in Johannesburg.
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Sousa Mendes Foundation

Founded in 2010, the Sousa Mendes Foundation is dedicated to honoring the memory of the Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes and to educating the world about his good work.
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