Tussentijd

John Kon Kelei, Albert Elings Short documentary - 2002 - 25 min.

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At the age of 18, John Kon Kelei flees the civil war-stricken south of Sudan. He seeks asylum in Holland, which is not granted. By coincidence, he gets the leading part in Eugenie Janssen's feature film Tussenland, which wins a Tiger Award at the 2002 International Film Festival Rotterdam. During the making of Tussenland, Kelei is awaiting the result of his appeal to a higher court. In the 'meantime', he shoots his document, which is midway between a visual diary and a video letter to his people, the Dinkas. Kelei immediately comments on his observations, which lends the documentary a direct and candid character. With his captivating interviewing style and sense of humour, he scrutinises the country he longs to stay in.

Credits

Producer(s) Albert Elings
Babiche Hermans
Production Company Ruim Kader Films
Co-producer(s)
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound on Set
Nicknora Gongich Chol
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands