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_Accused #2 : Walter Sisulu

Using animated illustrations and archival audio, this piece is a window into the Rivonia trial where Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela’s mentor, fought the violence of apartheid.

2019 Gilles Porte,Nicolas Champeaux
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The film focuses on Walter Sisulu, an unsung hero of the fight against apartheid and mentor of Nelson Mandela. The directors value his exceptional testimony.

Bérengère Sabourin, Press Contact, to Docubase

Walter Sisulu was Nelson Mandela’s mentor. Sisulu became well known during the Rivonia trial in 1963 and 1964. Mandela was “accused number one” during the trial and justified why the ANC used violence. Sisulu was “accused number two” and was the first to be cross-examined. Sisulu faced a racist prosecutor and the possibility of the death penalty, but fought back. Drawing on 256 hours of recently released audio archives of the trial and using illustrated animations and spatialized sound to bring it to life,  this 360° video allows the viewer to witness Sisulu’s testimony and better understand the violence of apartheid.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN,FR
Country : France
Year : 2019
Author : Gilles Porte,Nicolas Champeaux
Producer : La Générale de Production
Developers : Michaël Bolufer
Designers : Oerd
Topics : Apartheid,Politics,Race,social justice,South Africa
Technologies : 360 Video,Archéophone,Gear VR,HTC Vive,Oculus Go,Oculus Rift,Poogle DayDream
Techniques : 2D audiovisual,Animation
Exhibition Venues : 2019 Animafest Zagreb BEST VR Animation,2019 Japan Prize International Contest for Educational Media,2019 Nashville Film Festival,2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival,2020 Electric Africa VR Festival,Anidox:VR,DocAviv,FilmGate Miami,IDFA DocLab,Kaohsiung,LucidWeb,Movies That Matter,One World,Sandbox Immersive Film Festival,Tribeca
Awards & Nominations : 2019 Best Digital Narrative Award Nominee at the Sheffield Doc Fest,2019 Best Linear Content Virtual Worlds at Filmfest München,2019 Best Virtual Reality at New Media Film Festival,2019 Coup de coeur de l'Institut Français pour une oeuvre en VR at the Festival National du Film d'Animation
distribution : Youtube
Funders AND Incubators : ARTE France,Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée - Fonds Nouveaux Médias,la CNCDH (Commission consultative des droits de l’Homme),la SACEM,la Ville de Paris en partenariat avec le CNC,Radio France
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