A HOUSE WITHOUT SNAKES
In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people's relocation from their ancestral homeland. Ketelelo looks to education as a way to reinvent himself and provide for his family. Meanwhile, Kitsiso wonders whether he should stay in his ancestral homeland to honor his father or seek a new life in town. A HOUSE WITHOUT SNAKES is an intimate coming-of-age portrait that explores the tension between modernity and tradition through the lens of two individuals’ hopes and fears.
SCREENING | THURSDAY, JULY 13TH |CROWLEY THEATER
SHORT DOCUMENTARY | Botswana 29min.
Daniel Koehler began his filmmaking career directing, shooting and editing the award-winning short documentary THE TOBACCO KING, which follows white Zimbabwean farmer George Botha’s efforts to cultivate a new life in Zambia after losing his home in Zimbabwe. His next film, WIN OR LOSE, which follows a photographer’s campaign against a discriminatory amendment to the North Carolina Constitution, won a Student Academy Award and premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. Most recently, Daniel received the inaugural Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship to produce A HOUSE WITHOUT SNAKES, an intimate, coming-of-age portrait of two young Bushmen struggling to build their futures in the wake of their people’s relocation from their ancestral homeland.
Edward Pettitt (Producer)