A coloured woman in South Africa finds a white baby on her doorstep and raises him as her own. Nine years later,he is discovered and taken away.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaleen Surtie-Richards ...
Fiela Komoetie
André Rossouw ...
Elias van Rooyen
Lida Botha ...
Barta van Rooyen
Dawid Minnaar ...
Benjamin Sr.
Marchelle Verwey ...
Nina Sr.
Jan Ellis ...
Benjamin Jr.
Annie Malan ...
Nina Jr.
Goliath Davids ...
Selling Komoetie
Jacques Loots ...
Lange
Cobus Visser ...
Dikke
Ernst Eloff ...
Magistrate
Limpie Basson ...
Kaliel September
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John Benn
Alex Heyns ...
Petrus Zondagh
Flip Theron ...
Mr. Kapp
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A coloured woman in South Africa finds a white baby on her doorstep and raises him as her own. Nine years later,he is discovered and taken away.

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2 February 1988 (South Africa)  »

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A South African classic
9 April 2000 | by (Cape Town) – See all my reviews

"Fiela se Kind" (Fiela's Child) is the story of a white foundling boy that is raised by a brown family. But Benjamin's life changes irrevocably when white census officials discover him living across the established borders of society, and he is removed from his foster parents. Thus begins Benjamin's journey to discover his true identity. It is a moving rendition of South African life a century past, and certainly well worth watching.


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