First trailer for award-winning SA film released

Crystal-Donna Roberts in Krotoa. (Photo: Uwe Jansch)
Crystal-Donna Roberts in Krotoa. (Photo: Uwe Jansch)

Cape Town - The official trailer for the critically acclaimed local film, Krotoa, has finally been released. 

Krotoa is conquering the hearts of international film lovers and critics. The film recently bagged it's eighth award at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York. 

The drama tells the story of a feisty, bright, young eleven-year old girl (Charis Williams), who is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck (Armand Aucamp), her uncle’s trading partner. 

She is brought into the first Fort, established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. There 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 became the first Governor of the Cape Colony. 

Krotoa (Crystal-Donna Roberts) ends up being rejected by her own Khoi people and destroyed by the Dutch, when she tries to find the middle way between the two cultures.

Watch the trailer here:

The film releases in cinemas nationwide on Friday, 4 August. 

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