Published on 19th June 2017 by

Love is unraveled in the life of a Kenyan man who lives with two wives. How does his polygamous love life relate to the “ordinary love” lives of families from Turkey, Brazil, the US, Russia, China or The Netherlands? And what does “ordinary love” mean anyways? Is that the same for everyone, is it devotion, affection, sex or especially about economic security, traditional values or religious assignment? Let’s see the many faces of LOVE.

The world in seven days is a seven episodes documentary series that reviews seven themes with seven families from seven countries around the world. How does the world love, from Nairobi to Apeldoorn? How do people relate to their work and their family – in L.A., Moscow and Istanbul? The new program The world in seven days is a poetic and personal journey based on seven different families, countries, cultures, norms, values, beliefs and history. Are we very different, or do we all look for the same thing in our daily lives?
With: the family Tastan (Turkey); Kennedy Odhiambo Onyango (Kenya); the family Sun (China); Anjoke and Maarten (Netherlands); Denis and Maria Abramov (Russia); the family Berberian (Brazil); and Steffie Nelson (USA).
Director: Hans Pool
Research: Koos de Wilt

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English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.


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