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Krotoa

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Krotoa

Release Date: August 04, 2017

Year    :   2017
Slogan    :   «Caught between two cultures about to collide»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Kyknet
Director    :   Roberta Durrant
Producers    :   Roberta Durrant
Writers    :   Margaret Goldsmid, Kaye Williams
RunTime    :   122 mins.

Krotoa, a feisty, bright, 11-year-old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle’s trading partner and the first Governor of the Cape Colony. 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 translator but ends up being rejected by her own people as she tries to bridge the gap between the two cultures about to collide.




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