WHITE BLOOD

a film by Regine Dura

WHITE BLOOD

Germany | 2012 | 74:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
 September 8, 1948. The overseas landing stage of Cape Town harbour is crowded with a group of middle aged men waiting for children from  Germany. The fathers-to-be are members of the right-wing Broederbond, stalwart believers in 'Apartheid'. Behind the children’s transport stands an unprecedented adoption scheme: Nazi elite offspring of 'Aryan blood' shall insure 'good genes' and help to 'stay white on a black continent'.
The film tells the life stories of Werner Schellack and Peter Ammermann, then 2 and 8 years old, how they struggled to adapt to an unsettling and racist environment and how far they went in their arrangements. On the surface their lives seem settled for a long time, but with the fall of Apartheid, the old wounds open again.
A film about the abuse of children in the name of an ideology and their struggle for identity.
Festivals/Awards
IFF Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
Cast and Crew
  • Director Regine Dura
  • Producer Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
  • Director of Photography Johann Feindt
Original Languages

German

English

Production Company
LICHTBLICK FILM
Apostelnstr. 11, 50667 Köln

Phone: +49 221 9257520

Fax: +49 221 9257529

Info@LICHTBLICK-Film.de
http://www.lichtblick-film.de
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