SA documentary filmmaker talks about new Boer film

2014-02-26 15:01
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Cape Town – Filmmaker Richard Gregory joined us in studio to chat about the remarkable journey he has embarked on to tell the story of a remote 100-year-old community of Afrikaners living in isolated Patogonia.

The Boers at the end of the World tells the story of about 600 Boer families who, to escape the after effects of the war and a government they did not want, left South Africa and sailed to Argentina. This community still exists; they speak Afrikaans, bake melktert and attend the NG Kerk on Sundays.

Richard tells use more about the film and how it came about:

Despite living in Argentina, they still consider themselves South Africans first, and though they have fiercely tried to keep the language and the culture alive it is sadly dying out.

Here's more about the community and the fusion of Afrikaner and Argentinian.

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