NO SIMPLE WAY HOME
Kenya, South Africa 2022 – Director: Akuol de Mabior – Original language: Arabic, English – Subtitles: English
Freedom fighting, exile, the experience of loss and vice presidency – an eventful family history from South Sudan. With her feature film debut, the filmmaker not only draws a strong portrait of her mother but also gives rare insights into the nation building of the youngest state in the world at the highest political level. Barbara Off
Production: STEPS/LBx Africa, ARTE France. Producer: Don Edkins. Length: 85 min. International Sales: STEPS.
No youth rating
Akuol de Mabior
Akuol de Mabior was born in Cuba and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. The South Sudanese filmmaker studied film and media production at the University of Capetown. Her short films have screened at numerous film festivals in South Africa and the United States. NO SIMPLE WAY HOME is her documentary feature film debut.
TOMATO SOUP, ZA 2017
IHLAZO, ZA 2017
FALL INTO THE SKY, ZA 2018
Winner VIKTOR DOK.horizonte
The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.
Exchange at eye level. The festival's focus on Africa promotes the perception and representation of the African continent beyond short-lived headlines and stereotypes.
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