The White Line ready to hit the big screens
19 July 2019 | Art and Entertainment
Produced by Jus Think, The White Line is a Namibian love story in the era of apartheid. The story is set in 1963, after the Old Location uprising that shook the then South West Africa.
The movie tells a story of a police officer who falls in love with a black domestic worker. It stars Girly Jazama as the domestic worker with the character name Sylvia Kamutjemo. Jan-Barend Scheepers plays the police officer, Pieter de Wet, Sunet van Wyk is the boss. Other cast members include Anna Marie van der Merwe, Mervin Uahupirapi, Unotjari Katupose and Desmond Katamila.
The film demonstrates that love does not see boundaries nor does it see colour. At the media screening Desmond Katamila, formerly known as Lil D had this to say: “I won’t lie, I was uncomfortable acting at first. I have way more respect for filmmaking in Namibia,” he said.
Commenting on her character, Sunet van Wyk who plays out a racist role in the movie said she struggled to adjust to it at first. “When you act a character you have to get into it and I was scared of what people would think of me,” she said.
The movie is shot in Afrikaans and Otjiherero and will have English subtitles. The official premiere of The White Line is slated for Monday 22, July.