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Film Available to Stream
Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
In this humorous and biting film, an eclectic group of people living in Nairobi gathers over Zoom for a court-ordered anger management class. As they swap stories and trade barbs, deeper issues with their lives and local government come to light.
Open captioning will be available for this film.
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa faces conflicting desires when her parents arrange her marriage to a young businessman. When the family asks the village matriarch to sanction the union, the event becomes a study of women’s relationships to power.
(Suzannah Mirghani, Sudan 2020, 20 min)
Maimouna Jallow is a director, producer, communications consultant, and storyteller based in Nairobi, Kenya. Before transitioning to storytelling, she was a producer and correspondent for the BBC World Service and the communications manager for Doctors Without Borders. She has adapted novels by African women for the theater, and in 2015, she founded Positively African, an organization that brings together artists and activists around the intersection of social justice and art. Tales of the Accidental City marks her first foray into filmmaking.
Director Maimouna Jallow
Producer Maimouna Jallow
Executive Producer African Culture Fund, African Publishers Innovation Fund
Writer Maimouna Jallow
Editor Faith Musembi
Cinematographer Gregory Kiwo
Music Ngalah Oreyo, Udulele John, Shaman Laika, Kevin Munyi
Cast Wakio Mzenge, Eddy Kimani, Mercy Mutisya, Martina Ayoro, Tana Kioko