Of all the places Jewish families found safe haven during the dark years of Hitler's Holocaust, few could have been more far afield than Kenya. But that's exactly where six-year-old Stefanie Zweig and her parents wound up, thanks to her father's foresight and the efforts of Nairobi's Jewish community. As an adult, Zweig penned two autobiographical novels based on her experiences before and after the war. This beautiful and consistently engaging film from German director Caroline Link is based on the first, Nirgendwo in Afrika
, in which a Silesian girl named Regina Redlich and her family abandon their comfortable, middle-class lives in Leobschutz for the desert...