Here’s the summary for Where Hands Touch: “Leyna, daughter of a white German mother and a black father, meets Lutz, the son of a prominent SS officer, and a member of the Hitler Youth. They fall helplessly in love, putting their lives at risk as all around them the persecution of Jews and those deemed ‘non-pure’ slowly unfolds.
Does their love stand a chance amidst violence and hatred?”
Both Amandla and director Amma Asante have defended the project, which is based on historical facts.
“It has been a passion of mine to tell this story for many years — to shine a light on the existence of German children of color who were forced to grow up under Hitler’s rule, labelled as ‘Rhineland bastards,’” Amma shared. “Completing this film brings together everything I am as filmmaker.”
Amandla added on her Instagram with the pic: “This film isn’t simply a love story, but rather a portrayal of human truth in a world of atrocious violence created by a dictator that children are forced to navigate.”
The film is set to later this year.