Portrait of Menno Sypkens Smit, a Dutchman who has lived and worked for the last twenty years in the Senegalese village Diatock. With the inhabitants of Diatock the enthusiastic Dutchman has developed small-scale projects to serve the community and which fit in with the local African way of life. From time to time he returns to Holland where he tries to collect money and goods for his projects. He has never been able to live up to his parents' expectations, but Menno's social commitment provokes respect in Holland and Africa. The documentary by Steef Meyknecht provides an insight into Menno's background and sheds light on his choice for an unusual lifestyle.

Credits

Production company
MM Filmprodukties

Title: 171,15 - Te besteden in Afrika
Year: 1994
Duration : 50 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1995

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