MOVIES: Fiction - Africa As Seen By Non-AfricansNowhere in Africa
Directed by Caroline Link
Nowhere in Africa begins with a Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich fleeing Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, while Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor. But this is only the beginning of a series of uprootings, and as the surface of their lives is torn away, Walter and Jettel find they have little in common, and must–under tumultuous circumstances–build their marriage anew.
Out of Africa
Directed by Sydney Pollack
This movie is about the life of Danish writer Karen Blixen better known as Isak Dinesen, who travels to Kenya to be with her German husband but falls for an English adventurer. The film is slow in developing the relationship, but it is rich in beautiful images of Africa and in the romantic tone surrounding Blixen's gradual discovery of her life and voice.
I Dreamed of Africa
Directed by Hugh Hudson
Based on the memoirs of Kuki Gallman, I Dreamed of Africa . After a car accident warns Kuki of her mortality, she resolves to marry a man she barely knows and moving with him and her young son to the wilds of South Africa.