The Lost Carts of the Karoo

AMID renewed interest in Colesberg’s ‘hidden’ histories, Antony Osler has sent us a link to this beautiful and moving documentary on the karretjiemense, titled ‘The Lost Carts of the Karoo‘. Released in 2019, It follows the Louw family as they leave a lifetime on the road and settle into a new township on the edges of Colesberg. Among others, the film chronicles the final days of Oupa Lodewyk Slinger, one of the last of the older generation of karretjie mense who spent a lifetime on the road in the ‘old’ Karoo. Made by gabflyMedia, the documentary has won widespread recognition, in South Africa and internationally. Click to view.

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