Andrew Dowe


July 1, 2015

The narrative Proteus (2003) ends exactly where the film’s circuitous trajectory begins: with the sentencing of two men, long been imprisoned off the shore of the Cape Colony on Robben Island, to death by drowning in Table Bay for the crime of sodomy. The sentencing of these men, an African of indeterminate origin named Claas Blank and a Dutch Sailor named Rijkaart Jacobz, is one of the...