kweliTV | PORTRAIT OF A LONE FARMER

PORTRAIT OF A LONE FARMER \ 73min \ DENMARK, NIGERIA, GERMANY

Portrait of a Lone Farmer is a feature documentary about a Danish-Nigerian family torn apart by geography, who are today trying to both comprehend and explain the choices they made. When the filmmaker Jide, for the first time in five years, visits his father’s poultry farm, we see through his camera the unfolding of a story about family, love, and legacy. It is a quiet and stunning portrait of a broken family trying to heal, one in which the drama occurs in their mutual understanding, and never takes up more space than the impressions that meet Jide’s camera. 

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

CPH:DOX, Denmark - Nordic Competition Torino Film Festival, Italy - International Competition iREP Filmfestival, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, SPOTfestival, Århus, Denmark, Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Duisburger Filmwoche, Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), UHURU - Mostra de Cinema Africano Pós-Independência, Pan African Film Festival, New York African Film Festival, DokKa Documentary Festival, Lubuskie Film Summer, African Diaspora Cinema, New Orleans Film Festival, Silicon Valley African Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, "Cipputi Award"; Best Documentary Winner - African Movie Academy, Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Best Director, Duisburger Filmwoche, Best Documentary

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Jide Tom Akinleminu

Jide Akinleminu grew up in the town of Ikorodu, Nigeria. Son of a Nigerian farmer and a Danish librarian. His family relocated in 1991 to Denmark. He studied music and soundengineering, later photography. Moved to Berlin in 2004 to study cinematography at the German Film & TV Academy (DFFB). Works as a freelance cameraman in various fields: Art, fashion, short films.. Seeking to both direct and film more documentaries.

All from this director.

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