No Simple Way Home

Status: Released

In East Africa, Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior is known as the mother of South Sudan. The country gained independence in 2011 and has been at war for most of its short history. Nyandeng's greatest fear is that her husband, John Garang de Mabior, along with millions of South Sudanese people, died in vain. After years in exile, a fragile peace agreement plants the possibility for her to do something about the precarious situation in the country. Meanwhile, Nyandeng's daughters Akuol and Nyankuir struggle to come to terms with what it means to call themselves South Sudanese because they were born and raised in exile. Akuol decides to follow her mother and sister from behind the camera and is forced to confront her own fears. At the heart of No Simple Way Home is an intergenerational conversation that charts the three women's struggle to reconcile family and country.

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Akuol de Mabior


Sam Soko

Don Edkins

Tiny Mungwe

Executive Producers

Bramwel Iro

Don Edkins

Sam Soko


Emma Nzioka

Akuol de Mabior


Gary Thomas

Sound Design

The WorkRoom

Location Sound

Josephine Obudo

Edward Ahenda

Line Producer

Ruth Munyiri

Post Production

Yoav Dagan

Archive Producer

Joel Elliot

Production Manager

Ivy Kiru