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No Simple Way Home

(No Simple Way Home)



Praha Prague Municipal Library – small hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1
Praha Světozor Cinema – large hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1
Akuol de Mabior, Director

About the film

The film is the story of a daughter of parents fighting for freedom in South Sudan, who returns from exile after several years. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her mother, a prominent female figure in the political history of this young African country.

"My father spent 21 years at war and died after 21 days in office," opens director Akuol de Mabior's life story, which is closely linked to the creation of Africa's youngest independent country, South Sudan. Archival footage of the struggle for freedom mixes together with the personal accounts of two women – a mother and daughter – who together return to a place to which they are bound not only by memories but also by feelings of duty and responsibility. In a country where banknotes bear her late father's portrait, Akuol wants to build on her father’s peacekeeping work, which ended the longest civil war in African history.


No Simple Way Home

Original Title

No Simple Way Home

Original Language

Arabic, English


English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin

Kenya, South Africa


85 min.


Migration, Politics, Feel Good, Africa

Akuol de Mabior
Akuol de Mabior

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