INSPIRED BY The Khoi woman who became the chief translator and negotiator for Van Riebeeck in the early days of the Castle of Good Hope. Her story is both inspiring and tragic – caught between two cultures, she ended her days banished to Robben Island. ON SCREEN Having already won eight awards at international film festivals, Roberta Durrant’s feature about this remarkable woman gives a much-needed fresh spin on South Africa’s ‘origin story’ – and the opportunity to hear characters speaking Khoekhoegowab. THIS VERSION Starring Crystal Donna Roberts, it’s an epic adventure back in time for the viewer, providing a vision of the wild Cape landscape before it was overrun by ‘civilisation’. Incidentally, if you’re in search of such a landscape, it was filmed in Agulhas National Park, close to where evidence of our most ancient forebears has been found – most notably Blombos Cave. SEE IT At Ster-Kinekor cinemas from 4 August.