De Voortrekkers – Winning a Continent

Epic trek of the Boers of South Africa. Silent film. Dramatic feature of the Great Trek and Battle of Blood River

directed by: Harold Shaw
produced by: IW Schlesinger
(1916) 60 minutes
54 minutes

White version of the Great Trek of the Boer people across South Africa – actually, the invasion of Zulu land. This silent film shows the villainy and treachery of the Zulus and the heroism of the whites. But in its renegade Zulu character Sobuza (played by the actor Goba), who aids the whites, it may have created the first African film-star.