Splintering Rainbow

The Splintering Rainbow is a wry journey through the state of South Africa just prior to the 2009 elections when Jacob Zuma came to power, asking if Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation is sinking into a typical African dysfunctionality. In encounters with politicians, business leaders, lawyers, comedians and the man in the street, Rian Malan – one of the country’s foremost literary talents – discovers that modern South Africa’s best weapon is its ability to laugh at itself. Originally commissioned by Al Jazeera English.