Directors: Davison Mudzingwa, Lucas Ledwaba, Francis Hweshe
Writer: Francis Hweshe

  • DURATION : 112 min
  • COUNTRY : South Africa

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Troupes Of War - Diturupa explores the plight of black South African soldiers during the Great War. These brave men were recruited and shipped to Europe to fight in a deadly war on behalf of the Allied Forces. The story unfolds through purposeful journeys of the surviving descendants of these soldiers and military historians . The driving force of the story is the Diturupa Festival, an electric and colorful annual parade inspired by black South African soldiers who took part in the first and second world war that takes place in Makapanstad village, a peri-urban hamlet outside the city of Pretoria in South Africa.

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