The story is based on Stefanie Zweig's autobiographical novel.
The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003. Our copy is dubbed with English subtitles.
Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a Jewish couple and their young daughter emigrate from Germany to Kenya to escape the Nazis, and are forcd to come to terms with a new life on the unfamiliar continent. Not all members of the family are happy with this drastic change, but going home isn't an option.
This is a powerful film. It is a saga about love and duty, fear and refuge. The movie touches upon big political issues: World War II, the Holocaust, and colonialism. Judgment is left to the viewer, however. There are currents of sexuality in the last one-third of the film.
- What: The German film, “Nowhere in Africa”
- Where: Sacramento Turn Verein Library, 3349 J Street, Sacramento
- When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2012
Refreshments will be available, for which donations are accepted.