Director: Karen Guthrie • Scotland, UK
Scottish director Karen Guthrie’s intimate documentary is a vivid chronicle of her coming to terms with a twofold loss, one past—of her nuclear family shattered years before by her father’s departure to Africa—and one present, when her mother, the family anchor, suffers a stroke. Full of surprising revelations, Guthrie’s personal story becomes an affecting and resonant look at post-colonialism and the complicated bonds of family.
Run Time: 81 Min.
Festival Program: Documentary Competition
Official Website: http://thecloserweget.com/