Katrina (film)

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Katrina is a 1969 South African drama film directed by Jans Rautenbach and starring Katinka Heyns, Jill Kirkland and Don Leonard.[1] Based on a play called Try for White by D Warner, the film depicts the lives of a family of a Coloured South Africans, who in the apartheid system are considered neither white nor black, in which Katrina, the daughter, attempts to appear white, before her secret is exposed.[2] The screenplay was written by Emil Nofal.



  1. ^ Katrina (1969), British Film Institute
  2. ^ South African Cinema 1896–2010, Martin Botha, Intellect Books, 2012, page 64


  • Tomaselli, Keyan. The cinema of apartheid: race and class in South African film. Routledge, 1989.

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