IDFA 2013 | Trailer | I, Afrikaner
Nearly 20 years after South Africa's democracy, I, Afrikaner: an intimate family saga filmed over a near decade. It's the story of four generations and their response to an ever-changing inner and outer landscape. Filmed over 9 years, I, AFRIKANER, is a challenging and intimate portrait of 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. Her 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.