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Captor and Captive (Film)

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Title

Captor and Captive (Film)

Description

Johan van der Mescht was a South African army conscript who was captured in 1978 by Danger Ashipala, a guerrilla fighting for Namibian independence. Van der Mescht was held as a Prisoner of War in Angola before being exchanged for a Russian spy, Aleksei Koslov at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin in 1982. Van der Mescht met his former captor, Ashipala in 2009, an emotional reunion to complete a story of forgiveness and redemption.

Creator

Rina Jooste (dir. & prod.)

Publisher

Full Circle Productions

Date

2010

Contributor

Bernard C. Moore

Rights

© CAPTOR AND CAPTIVE, Full Circle Productions, all rights reserved. Any copying, editing, exhibiting, exchanging, public performance, diffusion, radio, TV or 2nd channel broadcast of this documentary or any part thereof is strictly prohibited.

Format

MPED-4 Video File

Language

Afrikaans, English, and Oshiwambo with English Subtitles

Type

Documentary film

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Duration

52 minutes

Producer

Rina Jooste (dir. & prod.)

Director

Rina Jooste (dir. & prod.)

Files

Citation

Rina Jooste (dir. & prod.), “Captor and Captive (Film),” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed August 17, 2018, http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/items/show/20.