In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people’s relocation from their ancestral homeland. Ketelelo looks to education as a way to reinvent himself and provide for his family. Meanwhile, Kitsiso wonders whether he should stay in his ancestral homeland to honor his father or seek a new life in town. A House Without Snakes is an intimate coming-of-age portrait that explores the tension between modernity and tradition through the lens of two individuals’ hopes and fears.

Directed by Daniel Koehler. Produced by Daniel Koehler and Edward Pettitt.



A House Without Snakes

2016 US, BW 29 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Global Perspectives