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2015
  • Documentary

The Boers at the End of the World

In remote patagonia, a 100-year-old community of afrikaans boers struggles to keep their language and culture alive, while longing to be reunited with their distant families in south africa.
Boere op die Aards Drempel
Runtime
1h 25m
Countries
  • ZA
  • South Africa
Languages
  • af
  • en
  • es
In a remote stretch of Patagonia, Argentina, there is a family - the Dickasons - who speak a language from a country 7,000km to the east. They are part of a 114-year-old Afrikaans Boer community - South Africans of Dutch descent who sailed across the ocean to South America after the destruction of a war with the British. Today, less than 50 still speak the language and they struggle to keep their culture alive. Patriarch "Ty" Dickason, 82, is a cowboy who has never flown in a plane - and yet he yearns to one day visit the country of his blood before he and his compatriots pass away. This multiple SAFTA award-winning documentary is a portrait of the last days of the community - a parallel world where Afrikaans was never linked to Apartheid - and one family's journey to reconnect with South Africa.

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  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    Aug. 5, 2015
  • Original Language
    Afrikaans
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  • Production Companies
    • A GOOD Work
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