The Art of Fallism 2020

Aslaug Aarsæther, Gunnbjörg Gunnarsdóttir / South Africa / 73 mins / English / Rating 15

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The Art of Fallism


Wandile is studying at an expensive university in South Africa, dominated by white people. As a Black trans person, Wandile feels alienated and joins a massive student protest at the university. The students demand decolonization of the university, and soon the protests evolve into a national movement for free education and the end to all forms of repression in the former apartheid state.

Suddenly, they find themselves the target of attacks by the university leadership, police and army, while internal conflicts threaten to tear the movement apart. The Fallists want to end repression for everybody in society. With township boys, feminists and trans people all joined together, they want to revolutionize a racist and highly unequal South Africa. What happens when they cannot even tolerate each other? This is a story about big dreams, chaos, belonging and rejection. Meet the activists and artists that have inspired youth across the world.