The People versus the Rainbow Nation

The People versus the Rainbow Nation: About

To some people, the defining image of contemporary South Africa has changed – it’s no longer of Nobel Prize winners Nelson Mandela or Desmond Tutu; it is of students with their hands in the air in protest, surrounded by flames, riot police…

Commissioned by Africa’s leading youth brands MTV and MTV Base , and directed by South African documentary maker Lebogang Rasethaba, The People vs The Rainbow Nation goes behind the headlines and the news footage to investigate what has driven this post-Apartheid generation to mobilise mass action campaigns #rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall, asking why South African youth believe the struggle is far from over, more than 20 years after South Africa’s first democratic elections. Join the social conversation using #peopleVSrainbow and tag @mtvafrica.