The Art of Fallism
Sun Nov 15, 12:00
Film, Rio Online, £11.5 / £9.5 con
The Rio may be shut, but we are still keeping the spirit of Fringe! alive online. Enjoy the powerful The Art of Fallism, for 48hours from Noon on the 14th November, from the comfort of your own home.
This event is GEO- BLOCKED to the UK
How does a movement begin? In 2015, queer and trans Black and POC students at the University of Cape Town decided that #RhodesMustFall. UCT students had tried to remove a statue commemorating settler colonist Cecil Rhodes since the 1950s.
This film is the story of the protests that sparked a wave of undoings and anti-colonial actions around the world, and the queer activists at the centre of it. It is an account of the courage required to stand for justice in an age of cruelty and heartlessness, and the imagination needed to picture the undoing of tradition. The film focusses on the sidelined voices of those vital to this now global movement, and their compelling accounts of activist work.
The film also provides a blueprint for activism and an honest look at the importance of inclusion, self-reflection, and structural criticism in political organisations. This is the story of a generation refusing to allow the lies of history, and forcing the hand of justice.
dirs. Aslaug Aarsæther, Gunnbjörg Gunnarsdóttir | Norway / South Africa 2019 | 77'
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Supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in the United Kingdom