BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Norwegian documentary
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The Art of Fallism - A University of Colonial Thinking

The Art of Fallism - A University of Colonial Thinking
Norge/ 2019/ 1 t. 11 min.
Aslaug Aarsæther, Gunnbjörg Gunnarsdottir
Aslaug Aarsæther
Ingvild Aagedal Skage, Wisaal Abrahams
The beginning of the #FeesMustFall movement in South Africa, told by the activists themselves

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.

Festival guest: Directors Aslaug Aarsæther and Gunnbjørg Gunnarsdottir, producer Ingvild Aagedal Skage, editor Selim Mutic

Aslaug Aarsæther, Gunnbjörg Gunnarsdottir

Aslaug Aarsæther (Norway), Gunnbjörg Gunnarsdottir (Norway) THE ART OF FALLISM is their first feature length documentary together.