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Director: John Kon Kelei, Albert Elings
Video diary of John Kon Kelei who flees the civil war-stricken south of Sudan and while awaiting asylum gets the leading part in feature film Tussenland.
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.


The Film Kitchen
Production company
Ruim Kader Films
TV company
Distributor NL
Ruim Kader Films
Title: Tussentijd
Year: 2002
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2002

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