Synopsis

The Sudanese Civil War, the longest armed conflict on the African continent, forced Akuol de Mabior, daughter of one of the martyrs of the revolution, to grow up in exile. Upon returning to South Sudan, the filmmaker investigates the intersections between her family history and the country’s, while her mother and sister strive to continue their father’s legacy. In this first-person documentary, in which political conflicts are seen from an intimate standpoint, Mabior approaches cinema as a way of finding one’s own place in the world. (C. M.)

Trailer

Vídeos

Director

Akuol de Mabior

Akuol de Mabior is South Sudanese and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. She was born on 3rd January 1989 in Havana, Cuba. She has directed four short films. Her first three screened at festivals and events around the world from the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa to the Pan African Film Festival in America. Her fourth film aired on Aljazeera.

Credits

Producers

Sam Soko

Writers

Akuol de Mabior

Cast

Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior

Cinematographer

Emma Nzioka, Akuol de Mabior

Editor

Angela Wamai, Khalid Shamis

Sound

Josephine Obudo, Edward Ahenda

Composer

The Workroom

Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival