Reel Causes partners with SAFF to present The Art of Fallism

Join Reel Causes at the Vancouver South African Film Festival from November 4th to 14th.

We’re proud to partner on the film The Art of Fallism.

Four young artists take us into the ideas, emotions and dreams of the youth of contemporary Cape Town. From this entry point, the Fallist activists let us dive into the first spectacular year of the Fallist movement that changed South African universities and society forever.

The story begins with a statue of the former colonialist and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, Cecil Rhodes, overlooking the University of Cape Town. A Black student throws faeces from his Township at the statue to protest the racism and elitism still looming at the university and in South African society.

A whole generation of students begin to stir. Within weeks, students of colour rise to protest white supremacy at universities across the nation, including Phakamani, Mickey, Wandile and Anzio. They want to get rid of apartheid legacies once and for all.

Content advisory: contains some scenes with violence and course language.

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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation aroundF the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
BC Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
SFU's Vancity Office of Community  Engagement
Consumer Protection BC