Title of the film: Chasing Mandela’s Rainbow
Genre: Social Justice, human rights and family and children documentary
Country: United Kingdom and South Africa
Director: Gary Janks
Synopsis: “ Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ” Nelson Mandela (2003).
Life in Mandela’s South Africa has been an unrelenting struggle between utopian hope – and painful reality. Three school students, aided by their teachers, want to join the success story this country was meant to become, post-Apartheid. They strive for recognition, dream of their place within a society, meant to work for all. Their dissimilar backgrounds and battles illustrate why Mandela’s vision never materialised and is still, a haunting and illusive rainbow.