No Simple Way Home

    • Akuol de Mabior
    • South Africa, Kenya
    • 85 min
    • Dutch Premiere
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    In East Africa, Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior is known as the mother of South Sudan. The country gained independence in 2011 and has been at war for most of its short history. Akuol decides to follow her mother from behind the camera and is forced to come to terms with her own fears. At the heart of the film, No Simple Way Home is an intergenerational conversation that charts their struggle to reconcile family and country. Akuol discovers that her mother’s deepest yearning is for her children and the children of her compatriots to lead meaningful lives at home in South Sudan. But what does it mean to call South Sudan home?


    Akuol de Mabior
    Don Edkins for Steps, Sam Soko for LBx Africa, Tiny Mungwe for Steps


    World Sales
    Don Edkins for Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects (STEPS)
    Festival Handling
    Bérénice Hahn for Steps

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    Available versions
    52' & 85'
    Spoken languages

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    Supported with €12000 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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