Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom during the South African Apartheid has been well documented in various films, but that of his contemporary Jean-Yves Ollivier has gone largely unnoticed on the big screen. Until now, that is. Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson’s documentary-thriller “Plot For Peace” shines a light on the many instrumental accomplishments of Algerian-born French businessman Ollivier, from his involvement in signing the 1988 Brazzaville Protocol to his efforts to release Mandela from jail.
With the non-fiction film getting ready for distribution this weekend, KCRW’s Matt Holzman sat down with Ollivier at a special International Documentary Assiocation screening of the film to talk diplomacy and business.
Here are the highlights from the Q&A:
On anonymity and business culture:
On the current lack of diplomacy:
On diplomacy now and then:
On the dialogue of diplomacy:
On the treatment of Arabs in France:
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