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Title:I, Afrikaner
Editor:Steenkamp, Annalet
Year:2013
Language:Afrikaans
City:Cape Town
Publisher:Go Trolley Films
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Afrikaners
farmers
generations
political change
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU9rTzPCGcc
Abstract:Nearly 20 years after democracy was installed in South Africa, this documentary film shows an intimate family saga. It's the story of four generations and their response to an ever-changing inner and outer landscape. Filmed over 9 years, it portrays a filmmaker's family trapped in an unsolvable conflict. Set in rural South Africa where land is a highly contentious issue and violence against white farmers is endemic, the film journeys into how four generations deal with change in a post-Apartheid era: the filmmaker's grandmother, who leaves the farm after an attack; her brother and sister-in-law as they push forward with the traditional Afrikaner dream of farming commercial land; and her young niece, whose post-Apartheid upbringing and views are tested when tragedy comes to the farm. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]
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