Film Screening: The Art of Fallism (world premiere)

Date: Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Bergen Kino – Magnus Barfot
This event is a collaboration between Isme Film and Bergen International Film Festival.


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.

At the same time, Wandile starts to fear that the Fallist movement does not have room for trans people like themselves anyway. Suddenly the activists find themselves the target of attacks by the university leadership, police and army, while internal conflicts threaten to tear the movement apart.

THE ART OF FALLISM is an artistic documentary about the protests that started the #FeesMustFall movement in South Africa.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A.

Director: Aslaug Aarsæther
Co-Director: Gunnbjørg Gunnarsdottir
Producer: Ingvild A. Skage (Isme Film)
Co-producer: Wisaal Abrahams (Pink Rock Media)