When a farm goes aflame 

a film by Jide Tom Akinleminu

When a farm goes aflame 

2021 | 112:30 min

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Author's film Documentary
Synopsis
A tale about my mother and brothers from other mothers.

A reflection on his parents assumed monogamous long distance marriage as well as his own Nigerian background and identity. He thereafter accidentally discovers his father‘s secret; a second family throughout the last 30 years. This revelation sends the filmmaker on a new quest, now focusing on his retired Danish mother and his newly acquainted younger Nigerian half brother. When a farm goes aflame is set in the aftermath of a lifetime of secrecy and denial, and attempts to bring together the stories and beliefs of all protagonists as they come to terms with their common past and shape their future. Moving fluidly between Denmark, Nigeria, Canada and USA, the film gently unfolds as a poetic and psychologically complex exploration of the meeting between western and African concepts of love, relationships and family.
Synopsis
2021
71 Berlinale PERSPECTIVE
CPH:DOX
36 DOK.fest Munich
18 dokumentarfimwoche hamburg
Cast and Crew
  • Director Jide Tom Akinleminu
  • Producer Florian Schewe
  • Director of Photography Jide Tom Akinleminu
  • Editor Maja Tennstedt
Original Languages

Danish

English

Yoruba

Production Company
Film Five GmbH
Alexanderstrasse 7, 10178 Berlin
info@filmfive.net
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