In 1959 in Old Location – an area segregated for Black residents of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia – an uprising took place that shook South West Africa. In 1963, soon after the uprising, a black maid’s life is changed forever when she encounters an Afrikaner police officer on a routine passbook check.
Their illicit love for each other grows over time through the letters they write to each other, and they endure many obstacles beyond their different skin colors. The White Line is an authentic Namibian story that shows how apartheid laws were extended to the territory, prior to independence, under the South African administration.
Q&A with the director after the Dec. 7 screening