Not Black, I'm Coloured
Identity Crisis at the Cape of Good Hope
In the wake of one of the
greatest failed social experiments in the
history of mankind, 'I'm
not Black, I'm Coloured'
is one of the first
documentary films to look at the legacy of
Apartheid from the viewpoint of the Cape
Coloured. A people who in 1994, embraced the
concept of Desmond Tutu's all encompassing
'rainbow nation', but soon thereafter
realized that freedom, privilege, economic
growth and equal representation would not
include them. A people who for more than 350
years has been disregarded, ignored,
belittled, and stripped of anything they can
call their own enduring a complex
psychological oppression and identity crisis
unparalleled in South African history.
Not Black, I'm Coloured'
explores the rich history of the majority
population of Cape Town, the Cape Coloured, and
their complex existence in a country still
struggling with racial identity. Local elders,
community leaders, members of Parliament,
pastors, educators, and college students give
first hand accounts of their past experiences
under Apartheid and discuss their concerns for
the future as tensions continue to build.
Witness the discovery of their ancestral roots
through a ground breaking genetic DNA project in
Film is 52 minutes (TV network version). All South African cast