„African Perspectives »: AfricAvenir presents « Behind the Rainbow », by Jihan El-Tahri
on the occasion of 100 years anniversary of ANC in 2012, and the ANC party’s elective conference mid December 2012 in Mangaung.


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

Production Companies: Big World Cinema, Big Sister

Written and Directed by
Jihan El-Tahri

Produced by
Steven Markovitz
Jihan El-Tahri

Director of Photography
Frank Lehmann

Gilles Bovon
Francesco Biagini

Benoit Juster and Platon Trakoshis

Sound Recordist
Joe Dlamini

Production Manager
Lesedi Moche

Production Manager (France)
Jennifer Sabbah

Archive Researcher
Nhlanhla Mthetwa

Production Coordinator
Mohau Memeza
Louise Egedal

Franny Rabkin

Mark Gevisser

Akin Omoloso (=Akin Omotoso)