The Daily Nation

feature-length

documentary

(

2000

)

awards

New York 1987, Selection Margareth Mead Festival
Blaricum 1987: ‘Golden Dog’.

Description

In THE DAILY NATION, Hillie Molenaar & Joop 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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Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Production

Molenwiek Film
HM Films

Coproduction

NPS
MinBuZa

Production manager
photography

Jaap Veldhoen

add. photography
sound

Tom d'Angremond
Hens van Rooij

sound asst.
Music

Patricio Wang

editing

Hens van Rooij

sound editing
re-recording

Peter Warnier

lab

Cineco