THE IMPOSSIBLE RIVER JOURNEY
Norway, 90 minutes, 2011
Directed by Arild Mehn-Andersen
Matinee 1: Adventures in the Southern Hemisphere
Saturday February 9th, 3:00pm
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Crossing South Africa in a canoe is not always smooth sailing.
Adventurer Helge Hjelland decides to cross South Africa by canoe. On the way he picks up Joseph, an illegal refugee from South Sudan without any identification papers. Joseph becomes Helge’s assistant and together they journey through a South Africa still struggling to get out of the shadow of Apartheid.
Director, Arild Mehn-Andersen
Arild Mehn-Andersen (b. 1970) studied literature and visual communication at the University of Bergen, and worked as a journalist and photographer before establishing the production company AMEHN production (www.amehn.no) in 2002. Since then he has written and produced several documentary films and shorts, screened on both national and international television, as well as numerous festivals, including Mission Mongolia (2005), The Cruellest journey (2007). In 2011 he made his directorial debut with the feature length documentary The Impossible River Journey.