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Hinterland by Albert Elings and Eugenie Jansen
Hinterland - A Child Soldier’s Road Back To South Sudan

Hinterland - A Child Soldier’s Road Back To South Sudan

Former child-soldier Kon receives asylum in Holland but guilt about the children he left behind turns his thoughts back to Sudan.

Kon Kelei came to the Netherlands as a fugitive child-soldier from Sudan. He received asylum and studied law, became an actor and a representative for the War Child organization. Now Kon has to choose: will he return to South-Sudan to help build the new nation? Or will he stay in the west? Is he still a Dinka, or has he become a westerner, even when he returns to Africa? HINTERLAND follows Kon through ten years in two countries.

75’ / video / colour
Original title: ACHTERLAND – DE WEG TERUG NAAR CUEY MACHAR
Dir: Albert Elings

Prod: IDTV Docs
Co-prod: Human
Sc: Albert Elings, Eugenie Jansen
D.O.P.: Eugenie Jansen, Kon Kelei
Completed: November 2011
Language: English/Dutch/Dinka (English subtitles)

Albert Elings:
a.o. FIELDS OF MARGRATEN (2009, doc), WHAT STAYS MOVES (2007, doc), FORELAND (2005, doc)
Awards: a.o. Award of Excellence Yamagata Int. Documentary FF, Best Documentary Award Cinema Independente (Barcelona), DIARY (2005, doc).

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