A film by Jihan El-Tahri

Will power consume the dream?

Behind the Rainbow explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa's ruling party, through the evolution of of the relationship between two of its most prominent cadres, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Exiled under Apartheid they were brothers in arms, under Mandela they loyally labored to build a non-racial state, now they are bitter rivals. Their duel threatens to tear apart the ANC and the country, as the poor desperately seek hope in change and the elite fight for the spoils of victory.

Behind the Rainbow features key interviews with ANC current and former leaders including Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe, Pallo Jordan, Thabo Mbeki and Terror Lekota.

Running time: 124 minutes

Watch the trailer here!

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"A grand achievement"
- Pretoria News

"A must-see documentary"
- The Times

"A powerful and insightful documentary"
- The Star ****

"Intriguing, revealing must-see documentary... Brilliantly produced"
- Sunday World


Behind the Rainbow is the opening night film of the
New York African Film Festival!

Don't miss out on the American premiere, which will also give you an opportunity to meet Director Jihan El-Tahri who will be there to answer all your questions.

The festival takes places at the Walter Reade Theater on West 65th Street. The film starts at 8PM.

Furthermore, Behind the Rainbow will be broadcast in Europe on the following dates: (All local Central European Time (CET))

Germany/France: ARTE
14 April - 21h00
“Jenseits Des Regenbogens”
  Sweden: SVT2
12 April - 21h05
Part 1 of “Sydafrikas väg”

19 April - 22h00
Part 2 of “Sydafrikas väg”
  Holland: VPRO
15 April - 23h30
Part 1 of “Een kleurrijke worsteling – Achter de coulissen van het ANC”

22 April - 23h30
Part 2 of “Een kleurrijke worsteling – Achter de coulissen van het ANC”
World premiere at Maponya Mall, Soweto
Pictures from the film
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