• Switzerland
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On the barrier island of Sapelo, two brothers, JerMarkest and Johnathan, are growing up in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people. Their greatest joy is exploring the island like their adoptive mother, Cornelia Walker Bailey, did as a child. As Sapelo’s storyteller and elder matriarch, she works to preserve what remains of this unique community established by her ancestors. Reflecting on the complicated splendor of her youth, Cornelia strives to shepherd her young sons through theirs. At the dawn of adolescence, the brothers inherit her hope, but their bond is tested as they begin to face the wider world.

Sesterce d'or SRG SSR: Best medium length or feature film, National Competition, Visions du Réel 2020

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  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Taylor Segrest
  • Cinematography
    Nick Brandestini
  • Editing
    Nick Brandestini
  • Music
    Michael Brook
  • Sound
    Nick Brandestini
  • Runtime
    91 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel
    • Nashville Film Festival
    • Bend Film Festival
    • Ojai Film Festival
    • Tacoma Film Festival
    • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    • St. Louis International Film Festival
    • IsReal Film Festival
    • Anchorage International Film Festival
    • Bahamas International Film Festival
    • St. Augustine Film Festival
    • Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
    • Solothurner Filmtage
    • SF Indie Fest
    • Salem Film Fest
    • DC Independent Film Festival
    • Kansas City FilmFest International
    • Columbus International Film & Animation Festival
    • Sarasota Film Festival
    • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Best Feature Documentary - Kansas City FilmFest International
    • Special Jury Award - Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
    • Best Documentary Feature Award - Ojai Film Festival
    • Best Documentary Feature, Best Directing, and a Special Jury Award - BendFilm Festival
    • Sesterce d'Or SRG SSR award for Best Feature Film - Visions du Réel is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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