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Synopsis

South African-born Elaine Proctor's Kin was inspired by a community-based conservation scheme in the Koakoveld in Namibia. The story charts the emotional journey of Anna (Miranda Otto), who lives with her brother (Chris Chameleon) in the remote Namibian desert, working for wildlife conservation. When she falls for a black American traveller (Isaiah Washington), the conflict with her brother forces her to choose between the US and the home she loves.



"It's a film about learning to love," says Proctor, whose previous films, Friends and On The Wire, have won her fans on the international festival circuit.



Because filming in the Koakoveld was too impractical, Kin was shot south of Namibia's capital, Windhoek, on the edge of the desert, which provides a stunning background to the drama. Music was used to highlight the film's themes.



"We wanted the beginning and end to be quite epic, to accentuate the massive continent of Africa and the very powerful forces of nature that we see throughout the film," says Proctor. "It's a very emotional film. The romance goes all wrong and through a sequence of images, we realise that it's not going



to work."



The film premiered at the Taormina Film Festival in July and festival dates so far confirmed include Mill Valley in October.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
Elaine Proctor
Music
Justin Adams.
Dir
Elaine Proctor.
Exec prod
Miles Donnelly.
Prod
Margaret Matheson.
Scr
Elaine Proctor.
DoP
Amelia Vincent.
Prod des
Mark Wilby.
Main cast
Miranda Otto, Isaiah Washington, Chris Chameleon, Moses Kandjoze, Ndondoro Hevita, Susan Coetzer, Martin Stefanus.
Budget
Just under £3m.
Funding
British Screen, Arts Council of England, Cinequanon, BSkyB.

Genre

Production Company

BARD ENTERTAINMENTS
Union Hall
27-20 Union Street
London SE1 1SD
Tel: (44) 20 7787 2778
Fax: (44) 20 7787 8710
Email: julia@bard.ftech.co.uk

Sales
Company

Regent International
(1) 310 260 3383
Territories sold: South Africa