After making a series of portraits of single institutions in the "complex reality" of Africa, award winning directors, Hillie Molenaar and Joop van Wijk, now shed light upon the successful Kenyan newspaper The Daily Nation. Focussing on the way in which it symbolizes the history and present day reality of post colonial Africa. The Daily Nation gives a revealing view of the biggest and most modern newspaper in East Africa.
The story of the newspaper is about the ongoing wrestle with objectivity and independence as Kenya's only source of independent information and is a constant reminder of the importance of the independent press. The film shows how the editors and journalists, printers and street vendors operate as a well-oiled machine as it churns out the news of the day.
Holland 2000 70min 35mm
Dirs: H Molenaar & J van Wijk
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2000 | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival | CAPE TOWN, South Africa | www.encounters.co.za