The Art of Fallism


The beginning of the #FeesMustFall movement in South Africa, told by the activists themselves. Wandile is studying at an expensive university in South Africa, historically 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.


Directors: Aslaug Aarsæther, Gunnbjörg Gunnarsdottir
Writer: Aslaug Aarsæther
Producers: Ingvild Aagedal Skage, Wisaal Abrahams
Cinematographer: Pascale Neuschäfer
Production Companies: Isme Films (Norway), Pink Rock Media (South Africa)



Hot Docs (Toronto, 2020)
Cinéma du Réel (Paris, 2020)
Durban International Film Festival (2020)
Bergen International Film Festival (Norway, 2019)

“Best Documentary” – Queer Lisboa (Portugal, 2020)
“Best New Filmmakers” – Sao Paolo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2020)