The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.



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.

109 min.

Directed by

Roberta Durrant


South Africa

Film Category

International Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight


Women's Issues


Biopic Historical Drama