Behind the Rainbow

If you’re in the US tonight and you’re close to a TV, watch Egyptian filmmaker Jihan Al-Tahri’s documentary film, “Behind the Rainbow” (trailer above), about  the years between the South African ANC’s unbanning in 1990, the taking of political power and its December 2007 conference when the disastrous Thabo Mbeki was unseated by Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. It is an expansive film–and probably the definitive documentary–of the first decade or so of democratic rule in South Africa, at least of the developments within the ruling party.

I saw it when it first came out and take my word for it, it is worth the almost 2 hours. (Unlike with most other films, you can’t view it online).

The details.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country.

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