The irony Of Lord Kitchener’s legacy


Production by Courtney Jeftha
In this film, I tell the story about my relative Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener and how the norms and values that he once upheld has changed as the world transitioned to post-colonial world. This story represents the way in which Kitchener’s bloodline has been mixed with African blood and illustrates the irony of his legacy and what he stood for. All that Kitchener has stood for and believed in is ironic because he has a relative like myself who is African and who comes from an Afrikaans background, everything that he did not stand for. 80 years after his death I have accepted my history and my European roots simply because I cannot do anything about it

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