MIGINGO

By Jurgen WILLOCX

EARLYBIRDS FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Post-Production 2015

After us, the deluge.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • KENYA, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SWAHILI, DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jurgen WILLOCX
    • Synopsis
    • Jurgen Willocx travels to the tiny, overpopulated island Migingo in Lake Victoria (Kenya) to film a post-apocalyptic science fiction documentary about the obscure life on a small rock in the middle of the sea after a deluge. While shooting the film he realizes that he is the one washed ashore, trapped on the island and clamped between fiction and reality, different cultures and traditions, ambitions and fears.
      This film is a desperate search for structure on a chaotic island. While exploring the characters and possible topics, discouragement gradually seeps inside… Through the many conversations of Jurgen and Liz, his translator, he starts doubting the purpose of his film, why he came to this island in the first place and why Liz keeps supporting him. All of a sudden, the film changes its direction and tells the story of a filmmaker who, along with his translator, makes an attempt to adapt to this island, the ethics of documentary making and especially to adjust to each other.
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