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.

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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.

Filmography

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.

 

 

African Encounters

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#We are Family: Where do I belong? #Power of the People: Politics & Society #Best Doks #Africa #African Encounters: New African Narratives #Award-winning Film

DOK.horizonte 2022
  • Saturday
    05/07/22
    19:00
    Amerikahaus
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Akuol de Mabior (dir.)
  • Monday
    05/09/22
    18:00
    Neues Maxim
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Akuol de Mabior (dir.)
  • Wednesday
    05/11/22
    20:30
    HP8 Projektor
    Original with English subtitles
  • Friday
    05/13/22
    15:00
    Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
    Original with English subtitles
  • Sunday
    05/15/22
    18:30
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles