Behind the Rainbow Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

Posted on February 23, 2010
"TV Best Bet: Four years in the making, filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri’s Behind the Rainbow chronicles the turbulent story of how the African National Congress transformed from a liberation organization into South Africa’s ruling party. Among the key players: Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, former close-knit colleagues who now are bitter rivals in a power struggle." - The Record (N.J.) What if you took the American civil war and mashed it up with the French Revolution and the U.S. civil rights movement? That’s what it felt like in South Africa, when the Mandela miracle brought down Apartheid. But can the deal between the old Apartheid regime and the new government withstand the test of time? Behind the Rainbow premieres tonight, March 23, at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings).


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