A tale of two nations: South Africa, De Voortrekkers and Come See the Bioscope

Lucia Saks



This paper examines two films, De Vootrekkers (1916) and Come See the Bioscope (1997), made at two moments of national crisis in South African history, the first at the beginning and the second at the end of the twentieth century. Both films speak to the historical moment of their production and offer very different visions of the nation and the necessity for reconciliation.


Cinema; South Africa; National Identity: Post-Apartheid; Reconciliation

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2011n61p137

Copyright (c) 2011 Lucia Saks

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