SynopsisSeptember 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.