Movie Review: Nowhere in Africa

Review of Academy Award nom-
inated film set in WWII era Kenya.

Arts, Editorial / ,

13 July 2008

 

Nowhere in Africa

4.5 of 5

I enjoyed this film immensely.

Set during the lead-up and during WWII, this film follows the lives of a Jewish family blessed with the prescience to emigrate from Hitler’s Germany to the then British colony of Kenya. Fantastic landscapes, brilliant authenticity and rich in character development, this is one of the best films set in Africa I have seen.

Such accurate portrayals of life in Africa always re-ignite my inner desire to someday return and experience anew the daily cultural saturation that took place for me.

Labda nitarudi siku tena. Maybe i will return someday.

I whole heartedly recommend renting this DVD.

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