Fiche Film
COURT Métrage | 1992
Mont Fleur Scenarios (The)
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 28 minutes
Genre : politique
Type : documentaire


Réal : Lindy Wilson


This film is still used as a teaching tool all over the world in countries where new economic scenarios are being debated as governments change. It was made in South Africa in 1992 just after the release of political prisoners (1990) and before the first democratic election (1994), when the African National Congress came to power. A group of economists, political scientists, business executives and trade-unionists, (one now Minister of Finance and the other Head of the Reserve Bank) met over several week-ends at a place called Mont Fleur to debate what possible economic and political scenarios the country might follow in the future. Semi-animated drawings, done by South Africa’s most famous cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, are accompanied by insightful analysis and real documentary footage to encapsulate four scenarios, told in metaphorical language:

1. An Ostrich, which simply buries its head against change;
2. A Lame Duck, which tries to fly too far too fast, carrying too much baggage from the past;
3. Icarus, who flies too close to the sun by opting for indiscriminate macro-economic populism and falls to his death;
4. The Flamingoes, the chosen scenario which, by means of democratic consultation, take off jointly in large numbers and fly to new and rich feeding grounds!

Dir. Lindy Wilson

Date: 1992,
Length: 28mins
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