Jemima & Johnny

Director: Lionel Ngakane
Country: South Africa
Year: 1966
Running Time: 30 min
Language: English

Set against the backdrop of the race riots in 1960’s London, this intimate tale by the late African cinema pioneer, Lionel Ngakane, explores the impromptu friendship between the lonely son of a white supremacist and the daughter of recent Caribbean immigrants.

Five year old Johnny is the son of a white nationalist, while Jemima is the daughter of a Caribbean family. In their childhood innocence they immediately form a bond which defies prejudice. London is new to Jemima, and as Johnny leads her through the streets, Johnny appears untouched by his father’s racist views.