This remarkable 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.
13-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil's music.
SKILPOPPE is a South African feature film based on the award-winning novel of the same name by the late Barrie Hough. It is an insightful, compelling and moving look at a South African family tragedy, seen through the eyes of a seventeen year-old girl.
A South African actress runs into car trouble and finds herself stranded in a small town in the Karoo. Recognized from TV, Hazel is invited to direct the local nativity play but soon faces complications: she's Jewish.