Found in: Afrika Eye
Everything Must Fall

Everything Must Fall

classified 15

Afrika Eye 2019


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019

Rehad Desai
Blade Nzimande
85 mins, 2019, South Africa
Primary language

An unflinching look at the #Feesmustfall student movement in South Africa before it burst onto the political landscape nation-wide.

When South African universities raised their fees in 2015, what started off as a peaceful protest intensified quickly. The #feesmustfall movement 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. Everything Must Fallshows how the conflict escalated and sowed division among university staff and when the university board realised they had lost control, they brought in 1000 police - with dire consequences.

The film exposes the deep desire to eradicate traditional power structures and the fundamental inequalities which are still apparent in South Africa - with protests on these issues continuing today.

Followed by a panel discussion with:

Saouda Kylambuka - Teacher and African Voices Forum representative

Lawrence Hoo - Poet and activist

Sibusiso Tshabalala - Founder of Cognitive Paths

Mariama Kapuwa - Politics and sociology student University of Bristol

Dr Robert Skinner - Lecturer in post-colonial South African politics and culture