After studying in England, the young and ambitious lawyer Anuol, returns to his homeland South Sudan. Haunted by his own violent past and committed to fighting against human rights violations, he believes that the law will be his only true guide to bring sustainable peace to the country. But his western education clashes with the minds of his fellow countrymen. While Anuol strongly believes in the healing power of justice by convictions, others think it best to lay the past to rest. Desperately trying to convince his countrymen that there is no reconciliation without justice, Anuol finds himself on the verge of a breakdown.
Release date: march 2016
Running time: 59 min
Scenario & Directing:
Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen
Director of Photography:
Femke van Velzen
Paul de Heer
Music & Sound design:
WITH SUPPORT OF
The Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Productions Incentive, COBO, IKON, Bertha BRITDOC, DR Danish Broadcast Corporation., TVO, Stichting Democratie en Media, Postcode Loterij Fonds, Free Press Unlimited, Good Pitch
When a new bloody civil war breaks out and Anuol has to flee the same bullets that chased him as a boy, the youngest nation in the world slips deeper into the abyss. Anuol struggles to keep a positive outlook on his new life in South Sudan. Equipped with the story of his inspiring mother, who defied death and war against all odds, he tries to find resolution in a country that tore his life apart. Will Anuol’s ideal of justice ever be fulfilled?