Portrait of a Lone Farmer / EN version

  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Nigeria
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Portrait of a Lone Farmer is a feature documentary about a Danish-Nigerian family torn apart by geography, who are today trying to both comprehend and explain the choices they made that have led them to this point. When the filmmaker Jide, for the first time in five years, visits his father’s poultry farm, we see through his camera the unfolding of a story about family, love, and legacy. It is a quiet and stunning portrait of a broken family trying to heal, one in which the drama occurs in their mutual understanding, and never takes up more space than the impressions that meet Jide’s camera.

German subtitles are available only in Full HD download format. For German version click here.


  • Original title
    Portrait of a Lone Farmer / EN version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jide Akinleminu
  • DOP
    Jide Akinleminu
  • Editing
    Nelia Szekely, Chris Wright
  • Sound
    Ade Ogunsakin, Julian Cropp
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Denmark
    • Germany
    • Nigeria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • CPH:DOX 2013, Denmark
    • Torino Film Festival 2013, Italy
    • iREP Filmfestival 2014, Lagos, Nigeria
    • DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2014, Vancouver, Canada
    • SPOTfestival 2014, Århus, Denmark
    • Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2014
    • Duisburger Filmwoche 2014, Germany
    • Africa International Film Festival 2014 (AFRIFF), Nigeria
    • UHURU - Mostra de Cinema Africano Pós-Independência 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • 23rd Pan African Film Festival 2015, Los Angeles, USA
    • New York African Film Festival 2015, USA
    • DokKa Documentary Festival 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Lubuskie Film Summer 2015, Lagow, Poland
    • African Diaspora Cinema 2015, Cologne, Germany
    • New Orleans Film Festival 2015, USA
    • Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2015, USA
  • Awards
    • Cipputi Award - Torino Film Festival 2013, Italy
    • Best Documentary - African Movie Academy Award 2014
    • Best Director - Zimbabwe International Film Festival
    • Best Documentary - Duisburger Filmwoche 2014, Germany
    • DokKa Award - DokKa Documentary Festival 2015, Germany

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