A Portrait on the Search for Happiness 2020
Benjamin Rost / South Africa, Germany / 73 mins / English, Afrikaans / Rating 15
Join us at Strathclyde Union as part of After the Pandemic @ COP26 for this free film screening.
This film is presented through a collaboration between After the Pandemic and Africa In Motion as part of 12 days of conversations about how we RETHINK, REIMAGINE and REDESIGN our spaces to be greener, more vibrant and more resilient. This screening is supported by People Make Glasgow.
A desert bordered by a deep cold sea. A torn landscape that hides the purest diamonds on earth deep beneath it. Digging for these diamonds with bare hands, day and night, are young men on the frontier of a new diamond rush in South Africa. Hope beckons for the previously drug-addicted Vianey who yearns for a better life. Nelson Mandela’s dream urges the homeless cook Patrick on into this new, hopeful future. Only George, the diamond diver, who once was a millionaire, is still hanging on to his memories of a bygone time. A poetic journey through the desert, the wind and the sand.