Krotoa was created by a dynamic team of women and is scheduled for a 4 August 2017 release date, which coincides with Women’s Month.Local film Krotoa has already has already managed to conquer the hearts of international film lovers and critics by adding to its growing list of accolades & claiming its 8th award.

The film won the coveted title of Best Film at the 12th annual Harlem International Film Festival which took place from 4 to 7 May 2017 in New York.

This award follows six official selections at international film festivals around the globe including the International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture, World Film Awards, Artemis Women in Action Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival.

Starting Crystal Donna Roberts, Armand Aucamp, Deon Lotz and Marcel van Heerden the film is produced by Penguin Films, in association with kykNET, the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Film by dynamic women to arrive in Women’s month

The film, written by Kaye Ann Williams and Margaret Goldsmid, was created by a dynamic team of women, with acclaimed filmmaker Roberta Durrant as director and producer.

Krotoa, scheduled for a 4 August 2017 release date, which coincides with Women’s Month, is set to be the perfect way to celebrate the lasting impression women have had on the South African nation.

Krotoa: a short synopsis

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. 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.

As such Krotoa 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.