We Will Maintain

    • Festus Toll
    • Kenya, Netherlands, Belgium
    • 2017
    • 35 min
    • World Premiere
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    A child looks into the camera. His Kenyan uncle makes a prediction: a mixed child does not belong to Africa or Europe. Now, twelve years later, the child is a filmmaker in search of the meaning of his uncle’s prophetic words. As he travels from his hometown Helmond to the slums of Nairobi, the birthplace of his mother, from the Bijlmer Bajes prison to Breda where extreme right politician Geert Wilders is campaigning, he discovers that these worlds that are all part of the filmmaker’s life, do no longer communicate with each other, but are separated by fear of the other.


    • 35 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: English, Dutch, Swahili
    • Subtitles in: English
    Festus Toll
    Festus Toll, Menna Laura Meijer
    Festus Toll
    Festus Toll
    Festus Toll

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    World Premiere
    IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

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