The River Used to be a Man
Filmfest 2011

THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN A young German travels through a country in Africa. He meets an old fisherman near a river, who takes him deep into the wilderness in his wooden boat. The next morning, he finds himself alone in the middle of an endless delta. Here his intimate battle with death, his fears and perceptions of the outside world begins. After days of drifting through the wilderness, he ends up in a very isolated village, far away from civilization. But his odyssey is not over yet. 
His continuous loss of control leads him further into a world far beyond his own comprehension.
 The young director Jan Zabeil and his actor Alexander Fehling launch themselves into the abyss of being a stranger in a foreign world.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Alexander Fehling, Sariqo Sakega, Obusentswe Dreamar Manyima, Babotsa Sax'twee, Nx'apa Motswai


Director: Jan Zabeil