Nostalgic Journey: Nowhere in Africa and Me

“Nowhere in Africa” is a touching and dramatic film that portrays the struggles and triumphs of a Jewish family that fled Nazi Germany to live in Kenya. The movie follows the story of Walter, Jettel, and their daughter Regina, who are forced to leave their comfortable life in Germany and start over in the unfamiliar and hostile environment of colonial Africa.

The film beautifully captures the complexities of human emotions, as the family tries to come to terms with their new life and the challenges they face. Walter, a successful lawyer in Germany, becomes a farmer in Kenya, and Jettel, a socialite, must adapt to a life without servants and luxury. Regina, meanwhile, struggles with the loss of her homeland and the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture.

The film is also a powerful commentary on the history of colonialism in Africa and the struggles of the people who lived under it. The tension between the British colonizers and the local Kenyan tribes is palpable, and the film depicts the struggles of the Africans who were caught in the middle of the conflict.

Despite the challenges, the family begins to adapt to their new life in Kenya, and they develop a deep connection to the land and the people around them. The film is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and family to overcome even the greatest challenges.

My Verdict on the movie:

For me, “Nowhere in Africa” was a deeply emotional and impactful film that stayed with me long after I watched it. The story of Walter, Jettel, and Regina’s journey to find a new home and their struggles to adapt to a new way of life touched me deeply. The film beautifully portrays the complexity of human emotions and the importance of family and love in overcoming adversity. It is a must-watch for anyone who wants to be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit.

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023

27 thoughts on “Nostalgic Journey: Nowhere in Africa and Me”

  1. Rhian Westbury

    I’ve never heard of this movie before but it sounds like an interesting and touching movie. I want to watch wider things so I’ll definitely be adding it to the list x

  2. Jennifer L Prince

    I find the Holocaust so tragic and interesting. I definitely need to watch this as it sounds like a story of triumph through the hardships.

  3. I’ve never seen this one but it seems an awesome movie to watch! This weekend for sure, thank you so much…

  4. This sounds like an interesting movie to see. I love that this one explores how as a family they need to cope with the challenges they are faced in a new land where they know nothing about. This definitely will have a lot of life lessons we can all learn from.

    Maureen |

  5. This film, Nowhere in Africa and Me, is a new suggestion for me. It sounds intriguing as the story line of starting over in tumultuous times resonates with me. I’ll check it out soon!

  6. This sounds like an interesting movie! I have a good friend who was born and raised in Kenya so I’d love to watch with her and see how close it is to what her life was like there as a native with outsiders in her country.

  7. Not sure I have watched this movie though i have heard about it. and your review of the movie tempts me to watch it soon.. thanks for these movie recos

  8. It sounds good. And yes, the human spirit is so resilient. We see it in so many different kinds of situations.

  9. I had never heard about this movie too, but I love war and anti-war movies. Also, films with deep meaning are gems for me. We will watch Nowhere in Africa with my husband this weekend.

  10. I can relate to this movie! FInding a new home and adapting to the challenges that comes with in is something I experienced too when I moved to a foreign country.

  11. I’m sure it’s heart=wrenching too. These movies are so hard to digest even as we cheer for those who got away.

  12. I’m so very interested to watch this movie. Where is this? HBO ? Netflix? Would you let me know, please, so I can watch it, too, with my kids. It seems like the kind of movie that educates and I like those.

  13. I haven’t come across this movie yet. it sounds like it would be very interesting to watch but also hard hitting in parts too.

  14. How is this film not more popular? It sounds like something I would love! Thanks for the tip! You always suggest the best movies.

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