Tussentijd Short documentary , 2002, 25 min.

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.

 

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    Jan van der Zanden
    43 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Ineke Kanters
    29 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection