Goat Breakfast

Tanzanija

29'59'', 2021.

DIRECTED BY

Vanessa Wijngaarden

PRODUCED BY

Vanessa Wijngaarden

SCRIPTWRITER

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CINEMATOGRAPHER

Vanessa Wijngaarden

EDITED BY

Vanessa Wijngaarden

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Due to climate change, the lands in the rain shadow of Tanzanian volcano Meru are increasingly affected by drought. Young Maasai Paulo must find creative ways to feed his first son, who just learned to walk. As his goats lack milk, even for their own babies, he sets out into the dust every morning in search of breakfast. This hopeful, tender film highlights the interspecies relationality and more-than-human entanglements involved, providing an entry into multisensual, multilingual and multispecies ways of knowing. It illustrates the agencies and co-becomings of geological formations, Spirit, fauna and flora in an audiovisual geopoetics of Maasailand.


Vanessa Wijngaarden studied at the Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden in the Netherlands, and the University of Calgary in Canada, pursuing parallel studies of political scienceand cultural anthropology, obtaining cum laude Bacherlor’s and Master’s degrees in both. In her work, she shows a passion for reflexive approaches, extensive fieldwork and creative research dissemination.