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Title:The giant is falling
Editor:Desai, Rehad
City of publisher:Braamfontein
Publisher:Uhuru Productions
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:African National Congress (South Africa)
political conditions
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:The African National Congress party headed by President Jacob Zuma took a pounding in the local elections in 2016. The result was the party's worst election defeat since it came to power in 1994. Are the electoral losses entirely attributable to Zuma's questionable leadership, or is the situation more complex? This film delves into South Africa's recent past to explain this historic event, and looks back critically and with undisguised amazement at decades of uninterrupted ANC politics. Has anything come of the dream that people cherished in the days of Nelson Mandela: an exemplary South Africa, free of racism and poverty? The filmmaker approaches his investigation with thoroughness and, where possible, a sense of humor. Interviews with politicians, historians and journalists are interspersed with archive footage, including reports of the Marikana massacre of 2012. At the end of his inquiry, the filmmaker draws his conclusions about the future of the country and the once unassailable ANC. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]