Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2013
I, Afrikaner
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 93 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


Annalet « Makkie » Steenkamp appartient à une famille de fermiers blancs afrikaners. Elle a enregistré des moments de la vie quotidienne durant presque neuf ans, pour examiner leur lien indéfectible à la terre d’Afrique du Sud. Ce sont quatre générations d’Afrinakers qui sont confrontés au changement politique post-apartheid.

Réalisatrice : Annalet Steenkamp

Afrique du Sud, 2013, Documentaire, 1h33′, VO Afrikaner ST EN


Annalet « Makkie » Steenkamp belongs to a family of white Afrikaner farmers. She recorded moments in the everyday lives of her family for almost nine years, in an examination of their unbreakable bond with the land of South Africa. The family experiences firsthand how that bond is put to the test, and just how complex it is to set up a new social and political structure. Apartheid may be over, but racism has left deep scars in South African society. Blacks and whites live largely segregated lives, and the farmers, who still constitute the propertied and employing classes, experience a rampant growth in violence against them. The many sides of this story are visible in content as well as form, with Steenkamp alternating carefully framed shots of the South African landscape with footage of her family’s home life. We see four generations reflecting on their personal and political situation. The director’s grandmother fled the farm following several incidents of violence, her mother sleeps with an automatic weapon next to her bed, and her sister-in-law has doubts about starting a family. Her niece Shanel, however, who was born after apartheid, is fully involved with black culture. In her words, « Everyone’s blood is the same color red. » –

A film by Annalet Steenkamp

South Africa, 2013, Documentary, 1hr33 color, DCP

Country of Production: South Africa

Director: Annalet Steenkamp
Screenplay: Emma Bestall
Cinematography: Annalet Steenkamp, Benitha Vlok
Editing: Lucian Barnard, Emma Bestall, Ronelle Loots
Music: Ben Breda Ludik

Joanna Higgs for Go Trolley Films
Annalet Steenkamp for Filmshebeen

tags: Human Interest / Social Issues, Author’s Point of View, Politics / Society

Screening Copy
Go Trolley Films
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Distribution Benelux
IDFA Bertha Fund
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Selected for
Docs for Sale 2013
IDFA 2013 (Program Section: IDFA Competition for First Appearance)
IDFA Bertha Fund 2012
IDFA Bertha Fund 2010
IDFA Forum 2009
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