South African Film Festival

The White Line

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Framed by scenes of Namibia's formal independence as a newly formed African country in 1990, Desiree Kahikopo's historical romance takes us back to 1963, soon after the 1959 uprising in Old Location — an area segregated for black residents of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia (then a territory of South Africa). It is in this setting that Sylvia Kamutjemo (Girley Charlene Jazama, who also produces), a black domestic worker, meets Afrikaner police officer Pieter de Wet (Jan-Barend Scheepers) on a routine passbook check. As the pair exchange letters and a story of forbidden love across racial lines unfolds, Kahikopo explores an underrepresented period of Namibian history with compassion and hope.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
    15+ Unless accompanied by an adult
  • Director
    Desirée Kahikopo
  • Screenwriter
    Desirée Kahikopo, Michael Pulse
  • Producer
    Desirée Kahikopo, Girley Jazama, Michael Pulse
  • Cast
    Chari Botha, Joalette de Villiers, Girley Jazama
  • Cinematographer
    Renier de Bruyn
  • Editor
    Renier de Bruyn