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This is a piquant postscript
to accepted versions of history. Was South Africa’s apartheid era really ended by a French businessman who became, by his and others’ choice, an undercover shuttle diplomat? Do we owe him Nelson Mandela’s release from Robben Island? Now, as they say, it can be told. “It”, in Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson’s compelling documentary, is the tale of Jean-Yves Olivier, commodities trader turned – on this evidence – geo-historical puppet master.

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