THE RAINBOW MAKERS
A Tribute Series
To celebrate South Africa’s twenty years of democracy, we produced a series of films, books and artworks to mark our enduring democracy as a crowning achievement. It is our pleasure to showcase the Rainbow Makers Tribute Series.
The Rainbow Makers Tribute Series is a collection of documentaries focusing on various intriguing facets of the struggle to break the shackles of apartheid and realise a new beginning for South Africa in 1994.
The 5 documentaries are:
- PLOT FOR PEACE
- TRIBUTE TO THE FRONTLINE STATES
- THE FOREIGN MINISTER
- TEN YEAR TIGHTROPE
- WOMEN OF STYLE, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE
Watch the trailer and selected clips below
PLOT FOR PEACE
A Frenchman and a foreigner, Jean-Yves Ollivier’s heretofore untold historical, award-winning and acclaimed thriller about his negotiations behind the scenes in Africa’s plush presidential palaces and in its war zones that were instrumental in bringing about regional peace and the end of racial discrimination in South Africa whilst contributing to it’snegotiated democracy.
A TRIBUTE TO THE FRONTLINE STATESPresented by the charming Shaka Sisulu, a child of exile himself, and grandson of renowned freedom fighters Walter and Albertina Sisulu, this portrait recognises the extraordinary alliance known as ‘The Frontline States’. It dramatically recounts how three generations of the Sisulu family came to be reunited after living in exile for over three decades.
THE FOREIGN MINISTERRoelof ‘Pik’ Botha’s poetic reflections about his momentous career as South Africa’s Foreign Minister and at one stage, one of the longest-serving Foreign Ministers in the world. A flamboyant messenger between two warring worlds, Pik Botha became one of the few ministers who survived to serve both the Apartheid and the ANC governments.
TEN YEAR TIGHTROPESpotlights a small band of notable Afrikaans leaders such as Frederick van Zyl Slabbert, Roelf Meyer and Pik Botha, who traverse a tense ten-year tightrope between war and peace, turning their backs on their history to help South Africa’s democratic transition. An under-the-radar story of how polarized South Africans began the process of talking to each other. Narrated by acclaimed actress Gretha Fox, the documentary features the difficult decisions and risks these leaders took to convince the National Party to negotiate itself from power.
WOMAN OF STYLE, WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE
Celebrates the female veterans of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle who talked the talk, walked the walk and looked good doing it. Narrator and granddaughter of struggle veteran Adelaide Tambo, Theodora Tambo explores the intimate recollections of her grandmother’s generation who used style as a weapon of war.