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Wavumba They Who Smell of Fish by Jeroen van Velzen
Wavumba They Who Smell of Fish

Wavumba They Who Smell of Fish

A filmmaker returns to Kenya to rediscover the enchanting world of his youth.

When I lived in Kenya as a child I was very susceptible to the stories told to me by an old fisherman. As I got older, my belief in supernatural powers disappeared, but a part of me still longed for the open way I looked at life and for the magic that filled everything with colour. That is why I wanted to return to the country I grew up in. Where I met Masoud, the last shark hunter…

76’ / video / colour    

Original title: WAVUMBA ZIJ DIE NAAR VIS RUIKEN
Prod: SNG Film       
Sc: Jeroen van Velzen, Sara Kee
Dir: Jeroen van Velzen           
D.O.P.: Lennart Verstegen
Completed: January 2012       
Language: Dutch/Swahili (English subtitles)   

Jeroen van Velzen:
First feature length documentary.
BABA, FINDING LIGHT WITHIN (2009, short doc), 3000 METERS ABOVE THE CLOUDS (2008, short doc).

SNG Film
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Sales: EastWest Filmdistribution
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27-04-2012  Dutch doc WAVUMBA wins at Tribeca
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