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Krotoa, directed by Roberta Durrant. Set in 1652, Krotoa is a drama inspired by an indigenous woman often described as the first South African woman to fight against colonialism and discrimination. A bright and feisty 11-year-old, Krotoa is removed from her close-knit tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck (the first governor of the Cape Colony), her uncle’s trading partner. Brought to live in the first fort established by the Dutch East India Company, she grows into a visionary young woman who assimilates into the Dutch culture and language so well that she rises to become an influential interpreter for Van Riebeeck. In doing so, she is rejected by her own Khoi people and eventually destroyed by the Dutch when she tries to find a middle way between the two cultures. (WP, 2016, Drama, 2 hrs. 2 min., South Africa)

Total run time: 122 min. Audience Q & A with director Roberta Durrant. Hosted by Kalli Paakspuu.