When You Hear the Divine Call

A director, born in the Netherlands, travels to Kenya for a poetical exploration of 'home' for three generations of his family: his uncle, himself and his newborn newphew Genson. After having lived in Europe for more than 25 years, Michael Nyawade decides to return to his beloved Kenya - permanently. Filmmaker Festus Toll follows in his footsteps and investigates with his camera how three different generations of his family apply or experience different concepts of 'home': his uncle, his newly born nephew Genson and himself. Moral issues and the personal quest for identity in an essayistic documentary about a European-African child.

Director

Festus Toll

Country

The Netherlands

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

English

Year

2020

Duration

20 min.

Across the Sea

Saturday, 4 September 18:20 - 19:35 - 19:50 / Kijkhuis 1
75 min.

Also in this session

1. Het leven van Esteban
Inès Eshun, 15 min.
2. Emails to My Little Sister
Solomon Mekonen, 35 min.
3. Never Look at the Sun
Baloji, 5 min.
4. When You Hear the Divine Call
Festus Toll, 20 min.
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