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An Impossible River Journey

Production year: 2010

Duration: 2x47'

Genres: Lifestyle / Travel

Origin country: Norway

Production company: AMEHN Production

Original title: Den Umulige Elvereisen

Helge Hjelland has set out to cross the African continent by canoe. Along the river he picks up Joseph, a refugee without identity papers. Together they become partners in this journey.

In this expedition he will need all his social skills to navigate between the poor refugees, whom escaped from white landlords in Lesotho, and the dominating white population in the Orange Free State.
This is a film about the diverse meetings through the African continent. It is a portrait of the best and worst in human kind. And it is also a refugee story, set in a country still struggling with its heritage from apartheid.


Geography: Far up in the Drakensberg Mountains in Lesotho is the source of the longest river in South Africa, the powerful Orange River, which stretches through the desert and into the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Towards the east the Tugela River tumbles down the worlds second largest waterfall, the Tugela Falls, towards the crocodiles in the tropic forests underneath and into the Indian Ocean.
Together the two rivers divide the African continent with its spectacular beauty. But the rivers do not only offer a varied nature. They also run through the varied and complex heritage and culture of South Africa.
 

Helge Hjelland has set out to cross the African continent by canoe. Along the river he picks up Joseph, a refugee without identity papers. Together they become partners in this journey.

In this expedition he will need all his social skills to navigate between the poor refugees, whom escaped from white landlords in Lesotho, and the dominating white population in the Orange Free State.
This is a film about the diverse meetings through the African continent. It is a portrait of the best and worst in human kind. And it is also a refugee story, set in a country still struggling with its heritage from apartheid.


Geography: Far up in the Drakensberg Mountains in Lesotho is the source of the longest river in South Africa, the powerful Orange River, which stretches through the desert and into the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Towards the east the Tugela River tumbles down the worlds second largest waterfall, the Tugela Falls, towards the crocodiles in the tropic forests underneath and into the Indian Ocean.
Together the two rivers divide the African continent with its spectacular beauty. But the rivers do not only offer a varied nature. They also run through the varied and complex heritage and culture of South Africa.
 

An Impossible River Journey

Production year: 2010

Duration: 2x47'

Genres: Lifestyle / Travel

Origin country: Norway

Production company: AMEHN Production

Original title: Den Umulige Elvereisen

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