Everything Must Fall
An unflinching investigation of the #FeesMustFall student movement in South Africa.
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When South African universities raised their fees in 2015, initially peaceful protests were held at the University of the Witwatersrand (commonly known as Wits). #feesmustfall became the battle cry for those struggling to keep school affordable and to prevent the poorer black population from being excluded from a decent education. Poverty was already rampant before the fee hike, with thousands of mainly black students dependent on food banks on a daily basis. Everything Must Fall shows how the conflict escalated and sowed division among university staff. When the university board realised they had lost control, they brought in 1000 police with dire consequences. Besides indignant rage, all the testimonies expose a deep desire to eradicate traditional power relationships and fundamental inequality among the genders and races. The call for freely accessible, decolonized education rings louder and louder.
Followed by post-screening panel discussion in partnership with African Voices Forum, guest speakers include:
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About The EventVenue: Watershed Cinema 3
Date And Time: November 9, 2019 3:10 pm
Tickets: £8 Full Price, £5 concessions / 24 yrs and under
About The FilmDirector: Rehad Desai
Country: South Africa
Running Time: 85 min
Language: English, Zulu
Age Rating: 15