Krotoa – is a significant name which had almost been erased in South Africa’s history, until this film was written and produced. The film tells the story of a Khoisan tragic heroin who was taken from her close-knit family at just 11 years old to become Jan van Riebeeck’s language interpreter.
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, the first Governor of the Cape Colony.
Krotoa, who was renamed ‘Eva’ by the Dutch, was eventually rejected by her own people and by the Dutch.
She is one of the women in history, whose impact is generally forgotten yet whose story touches on important subjects of identity, sense of belonging and reconciliation.
The film has already received official selections and awards at international film festivals and will be on South Africa’s big screens during Women’s Month.