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I'm Not Black, I'm Coloured - Released 2009. Copyright 2009 Monde World Films, LLC.
2010 Audience Choice Award / Bermuda Film Festival / Africa World Docs
2011 Official Selection / Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
2012 Official Selection / Culture Unplugged International Film Festival
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In the wake of one of the worst 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.
'I'm 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 South Africa.
Film is 52 minutes (TV network version). All South African cast and crew.
Cast and Crew
Executive Producer Brad Bauer
Producer: Kiersten Chace Monde World Films, LLC
Director: Kiersten Chace Monde World Films, LLC
Cinematography: William Diedericks Wheels Productions South Africa
Original Film Score: Todd Kmieciak Lost Rain Productions
Original Songs performed by: Wilmot Fredericks
Other Music: Brendon Adams
Graphic Design Antoni Commodore - 116designs.com
Mastering: Crash and Sue's Minneapolis
Sound Rerecord Mixer: Patrick Green
Cast James Bergman
Doreen Van Rooyen
Julie Van Rooyen
Crew Rothea Jacobs
Special Thanks Bennett Greenspan - Family Tree DNA
C. Sunny Martin - C. Sunny Martin & Associates
Coldwell Banker Burnet
Melody Gilbert - Frozen Feet Films
Daniel Pierce Bergin - TPT Minneasota / PBS
Nick Gumm - Editor
Ericka LeRoux - Western Cape Archives
Jonathan Western - Author 'Outcast Cape Town'
Vernon Chico Rowland - Jacynth Productions
Donna Johnson - Graphics
Clive Cairns - Cape Town