No Simple Way Home

Status: Released

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. Nyandeng's greatest fear is that her husband, John Garang de Mabior, along with millions of South Sudanese people, died in vain. After years in exile, a fragile peace agreement plants the possibility for her to do something about the precarious situation in the country. Meanwhile, Nyandeng's daughters Akuol and Nyankuir struggle to come to terms with what it means to call themselves South Sudanese because they were born and raised in exile. Akuol decides to follow her mother and sister from behind the camera and is forced to confront her own fears. At the heart of No Simple Way Home is an intergenerational conversation that charts the three women's struggle to reconcile family and country.

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CREDITS

Director

Akuol de Mabior

Produced By

Sam Soko

 

Don Edkins

 

Tiny Mungwe

Cinematographers         

Emma Nzioka

 

Akuol de Mabior

Location Sound

Josephine Obudo

 

Edward Ahenda

Editors

Khalid Shamis

 

Angela Wamai

Music

Gary Thomas

Sound Design

The WorkRoom

Line Producer

Ruth Munyiri

Production Manager

Ivy Kiru

Archive

Joel Elliot

Post Production

Yoav Dagan

Executive Producers

Bramwel Iro

 

Don Edkins

 

Sam Soko