The Daily Nation

feature-length

documentary

(

2000

)

awards
Description

In THE DAILY NATION, Molenaar & Van Wijk discover East Africa's largest and most modern newspaper, The Daily Nation, Kenya's only independent source of information. 

In Kenya's ongoing developing nation, corruption is a pervasive force felt everywhere. In spite of this, The Daily Nation' struggles to maintain its independence. Its committed staff provide the Kenyan people with news and stories which make an indelible impact on their life and constantly remind them of the value of an independent press.  

Filmed as if reading a newspaper, THE DAILY NATION joins editors, journalists, paper-folders and vendors in their efforts to get the news out on the streets.

Molenaar and Van Wijk employ a mosaic style, encompassing everything from politics and sports to crime, creating a vibrant picture of present day Kenya. As Mr. Peterson, the Masai-warrior-turned-sales-agent, summarily concludes: 'it's all about human interest…a lady and her dog…and a white man'.

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Production

Molenwiek Film
HM Films

Coproduction

NPS
MinBuZa

executive producer
Creative producer
Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Writer
Interviews
Research
Cast

Martijn Oversteegen as Lex

Production design
photography

Jaap Veldhoen

sound

Tom d' Angremond
Hens van Rooij

Music

Patricio Wang

editing

Hens van Rooij

Sound design
re-recording

Peter Warnier

Special thanks

Geertruide Kortmann
Corry de Loenen
Carel Kuyl
Kees Ryninks
Carmen Cobos