EN - 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, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. 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 1,000 police onto campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

Threaded through the film is a pulse of anticipation, shared across the generational divide, that somehow these youths 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.

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Title Everything Must Fall
Original title Everything Must Fall
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre Human rights
Year 2018
World première / first public presentation 2018-11-14

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Technical specs

Running time film 84'

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Festivals

2018: IDFA (NL)

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Last edited on 8 December 2018

Short info

Director Rehad Desai
Producers Maarten Schmidt
Writers Anita Khanna
Contact

Storyhousefilm
Maarten Schmidt
Aalststraat 7-11
1000 Brussels
Belgium
maarten@storyhousefilm.com
storyhousefilm.com

Sales

Deckert Distribution
Gottschedstraße 18
04109 Leipzig
Germany
info@deckert-distribution.com
deckert-distribution.com

Website everythingmustfall.co.za
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