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VERY RARELY DO you get a coming together of narrative values that are not only sensitive to the text that they honour, but also have the maturity and sense of purpose to create a filmic product that stands on its own creative feet. This is what happens in the remake of the film of Dalene Matthee’s classic Afrikaans language film, Fiela se Kind, directed by Brett Michael Innes.
The story is so well-known, it has almost fallen into legend. White foundling lands on the doorstep of brown people in a country rife with racist values. They raise him as their own. But ten years down the line, a census is held and the colonialists in charge deem this relationship inappropriate. Child is spirited away to a “suitably white” family. Only the discrepancy between white and brown values is dire: the whites are filthy. They earn…
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