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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