Between Home - Odyssey of an Unusual Sea Bandit

Dokus
Independent
| 95 min
English
| German English Spanish

Carried by poetry and tension, this documentary portrays the three-year voyage of a young sailing beginner from Europe to Australia - marked by salt, sun and wind. It all began in a Berlin bar when Australian Nick Jaffe met ex-pat filmmaker Jack Rath. Nick came to Germany to explore his family roots through the line of his father, who had died when Nick was a baby. As a way of connecting the two poles of his life, Nick, at 25, was planning to make a solo 26,000 km sea voyage from Europe back to Australia on a small sailboat. Nick had never sailed before in his life. Driven by an idealistic determination not to ‘sell out’ and settle down like his peers, Nick, a whiz-kid computer programmer and artist, doggedly pursues his dream.