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Mandela's release gets different spin in new film

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Reuters

Princess Michael of Kent may have seemed to be the big draw for the special screening of 'Plot for Peace' but the real star was French businessman Jean-Yves Ollivier.

The film suggests that this unassuming man was working behind the scenes in African politics and changed the political landscape of southern Africa and goes on to explain how his actions contributed to the fall of apartheid and the release of Nelson Mandela. It also outlines that his actions were neither for political or financial reasons.

SOUNDBITE French businessman, Jean-Yves Ollivier (English), saying:

"Why? Because there was a problem and I had ways and means maybe to help and it was my duty to help - nothing else. It's just like being in front of a car accident. There is a car on the side of the road, there are wounded people, what do you do? You stop your car, you get out, you don't worry about whether you're going to dirty your pants or if the people who are waiting for you for dinner are goin