A documentary she’s apparently been working on for about 2 years now, but I’m only just now learning about it…
Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu (probably known mostly for her Focus Features Africa First sci-fi short film Pumzi) is in post-production on a documentary titled Ger: To Be Separate, which chronicles South Sudanese actor, model and social activist, Ger Duany’s journey from child soldier, to refugee, to Hollywood actor, and international model, and his amazing journey back home as he votes for the first time for a new Sudan and celebrates its division.
The release of the documentary will mark the beginning of Ger’s mission to help rebuild his country, bringing back education and healthcare facilities.
Some of his onscreen roles include work in I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter and Restless City; although he’s probably better known for his work as a model. You may have seen him featured in various fashion campaigns.
I’d expect Ger: To be Separate to debut on the film festival circuit in 2013.
Watch this CNN profile of Ger for a glimpse at what to expect: