Krotoa

Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 4:25pm
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 12:05pm

Krotoa, a feisty and bright 11-year-old girl, is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle's trading partner. Brought into the first fort established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652, she grows into a visionary young woman who assimilates the Dutch language and culture so well that she rises to become an influential interpreter for van Riebeeck, who was the first governor of the Cape Colony. Because of her dual existence, Krotoa ends up being rejected by her own Khoi people and destroyed by the Dutch when she tries to find a middle way between the two cultures. “Krotoa” won Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York.

2016
109 min.
Afrikaans

Directed by

Roberta Durrant

Country

South Africa

Film Category

International Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

Women's Issues

Genre

Biopic Historical Drama