The Native Who Caused All the Trouble

Director: Manie van Rensburg
Country: South Africa
Year: 1989
Running Time: 84 min.
Language: English


Based on an actual event in Cape Town in 1937, this film tells the story of Tseliso, a deeply religious Xhosa man who gets evicted from his land on the Cape Flats. When Tseliso is tried in court, his story unravels in a moving way, highlighting the difference between “God’s law and white man’s law.”