Private Project

We Are Brothers

Jaap is not happy in the Netherlands. But what do you actually need to be happy? His brother Bas imagines that the answer might lie with people who are less fortunate. In an attempt to break his brother's downward spiral, they decide to flee the West to embark on a roadtrip through southern Africa: a 120-day quest for happiness.

Augustine Shutte, a retired philosophy professor from Cape Town, offers to provide commentary during their trip. But the brothers cannot seem to find an unequivocal answer, until their car fails them in the middle of a vast salt pan, and they begin to discern an all-encompassing factor: Ubuntu.

  • Jaap Pronk
    House away from Home
  • Bas Pronk
  • Jaap Pronk
    Key Cast
  • Bas Pronk
    Key Cast
  • Augustine Shutte
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Wij Zijn Broers
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  • Runtime:
    53 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
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  • Country of Filming:
    Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zimbabwe
  • Language:
    Dutch, English
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Director Biography - Jaap Pronk, Bas Pronk

Bas and Jaap Pronk are brothers from the Netherlands. Jaap has a background in journalism and documentary filmmaking. Bas calls himself a 'maker'.

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