The Daily Nation

feature-length

documentary

(

2000

)

awards

Amsterdam 2007, selection for IDFA
Utrecht 2008, 'Golden Calf' / Best Dutch Short Documentary

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

Joop Van Wijk

Creative producer
Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Writer

Peter van Wijk

Cast

Martijn Oversteegen as Lex
(as themselves):
Djoeke, Jan, Michael
Cees, Sicco, Carien
Peter and Esther
Burhan Çakular
Artam Sezinbil

Production design
photography

Jaap Veldhoen

sound

Tom d' Angremond
Hens van Rooij

Music

Patricio Wang

editing

Hens van Rooij

Research
re-recording

Peter Warnier

lab

Cineco

Special thanks

Geertruide Kortmann
Corry de Loenen
Carel Kuyl
Kees Ryninks
Carmen Cobos