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

Lucia Saks

Abstract


 

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.


Keywords


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



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

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