Everything Must Fall

Rehad Desai - 85'
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SCREENINGS

13:15 | January 29. | Cinema City Aréna | Room 9 Tickets
11:00 | January 30. | Cinema City Aréna | Room 9 Tickets
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SYNOPSIS

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education.
The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1000 police on to campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders.
By blending dramatic unfolding action with a multi-protagonist narrative, much of the drama lies in the internal struggles the activists have around the weight of leadership. Threaded through the film is a pulse of anticipation, shared across the generational divide, that somehow these youth have reached breaking point and won’t back down until they achieve the kind of social transformation that previous generations had long given up on.

CATEGORY

#fightforyourfreedom

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Rehad Desai
PRODUCER:
Rehad Desai
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nic Hofmeyr
EDITOR:
Megan Gill, Arya Lalloo, Geert Veuskens

INFORMATION

Country:
South Africa, The Netherlands, Belgium
Original language:
English
Year:
2018

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
85 min