"this guy is in a state of denial thoughout the entire movie. denial to feel anything about the place that he’s from, about the people that live in the place that he’s from, from africa. he doesn’t want to be emotionally affected, he’s been so scarred by situations in war in the past, in the political strife that he wants to disassociate himself with this continent altogether. so, and then, it’s kind of a reverse, in the entire movie i feel like he’s fighting not to feel, you know what i mean? but ultimately in the end, he can’t help but be affected by this place that he lives in and the people there."