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True Story Shorts: Homeward

True Story Shorts: Homeward

True Story presents its first curated collection of short documentaries, exploring notions of home: where life begins, how it feels to be exiled, what gives us meaning and makes us feel grounded.

In BREAKFAST IN KISUMU, Rok Ajulu talks of life as a freedom fighter in exile, and the journey back to his African homeland; MOTHERLAND follows 3 men deported from their home in the UK, having to make home in countries they barely know; HYDEBANK witnesses a young man serving a long prison sentence, glimpsing his future home life. NO MAN’S LAND goes on a journey with women forced to leave their home country, in order to start a family; and in MY NAME IS ANIK, a young woman starts learning Kurdish to connect with her grandmother’s birthplace.

These films have won numerous awards at international film festivals across the world and are presented on True Story in this newly curated collection for the first time.

★★★★ - The Guardian

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True Story Shorts: Homeward
  • Breakfast in Kisumu
    Movie + 7 extras

    Breakfast in Kisumu

    Movie + 7 extras

    Shot across 16mm, VHS, DV, and Digital, Breakfast in Kisumu is a personal homage to the 20-year journey of renowned professor and political activist Rok Ajulu. Filmed across six countries between Europe and Africa, with a proxy-archival quality, it follows Rok’s account of his struggles as an exi...

  • Hydebank
    Movie + 5 extras

    Hydebank

    Movie + 5 extras

    Governing the Northern Irish countryside, Hydebank Wood currently houses 104 young male offenders. Ryan, currently serving a 10 year sentence, has formed an unlikely bond with the prison's flock of sheep. Through their interactions, Ryan attempts to come to terms with the violent act that led him...

  • No Man's Land
    Movie + 5 extras

    No Man's Land

    Movie + 5 extras

    Two single women in their forties are travelling by train between France and Belgium. Lou is going to illegally get an artificial insemination with a donor in Belgium, and Véronique is the mother of a little girl she had from the same process, legally. Both Lou and Véronique take this train conne...

  • My Name Is Anik
    Movie + 3 extras

    My Name Is Anik

    Movie + 3 extras

    Anik is the only one in the family who can speak Kurdish, the once-forbidden language in Turkey. Since she didn't want her family to suffer as she did, she buried Kurdish in her village 54 years ago, and didn't teach it to anyone in the family. Anik has been forgetting the language since then.

    B...

  • Motherland
    Movie + 8 extras

    Motherland

    Movie + 8 extras

    After a lifetime in Britain, three men are sent “home” to Jamaica. Two are deported following prison sentences, whilst a third is trapped in bureaucratic exile. Far from their families and friends in the UK, they must construct new lives from nothing. Motherland explores what it means to be Briti...