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LONG Métrage | 2009
Good Fortune
Pays concerné : Kenya
Durée : 73 minutes
Type : documentaire


Réal: Landon Von Soest
Durée : 1h13


Massive, international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. Through intimate portraits of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development organizations, the Good Fortune presents a unique opportunity to experience foreign aid through the eyes of the people it is intended to benefit.

On the outskirts of Nairobi, Silva’s home and business in Africa’s largest squatter community are being demolished as part of a United Nations slum-upgrading project. In the rural countryside, Jackson’s farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multi-million dollar rice farm.

Interweaving meditative portraits of its characters, Good Fortune examines the real-world impact of international aid. With a broad scope and intimate style, the film portrays gripping stories of human perseverance and suggests that the answers for Africa lie in the resilience of its people.

Dir: Landon Von Soest
Year: 2009
Dur: 73
Documentary Feature

Winner Witness Award Silverdocs 2010

2010 | Tri Continent Human Rights Film Festival – South Africa –
* Opening Night Film
(in association with Human Rights Watch International)
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