The Art of Fallism

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:Norway
South Africa
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Revisionaries
Film Subjects:Activism
Black Cultures & Issues
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Race & Multiculturalism
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Aslaug Aarsæther
Gunnbjørg Gunnarsdóttir
Producer(s):Ingvild Aagedal Skage
Wisaal Abrahams
Editor(s):Morten Øvreås
Selim Mutic
Writer(s):Aslaug Aarsæther
Ingvild Aagedal Skage
Cinematography:Pascale Neuschäfer
Jodi Windvogel
Andrew Amorim
Gerald Machona
Sound:Yngve Leidulv Sætre


Revisionaries: A new lens on the past to re-imagine the future

The 2015 #RhodesMustFall uprising ignited University of Cape Town students to challenge the presence of a statue on campus honouring Cecil Rhodes, the white supremacist advocate for settler colonialism that served as seventh prime minister of the Cape Colony in South Africa. Then #FeesMustFall targeted rising student fees and demanded increased funding to post-secondary institutions across the country. Both events reawakened a vibrant history of South African student protest movements and propelled political art practices, under the banner of “Fallism,” to push the limits of critical thought. On the ground, predominantly masculine protest leaders began to emerge in front of cameras, articulating the new way forward, but queer, trans and femme artists refused to allow the movements to carry on without them. The Art of Fallism invites a renewed focus on the creative process of history-making and its vital and pivotal role in decolonization. Nataleah Hunter-Young

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