Our Land, Our Freedom

dir. Meena Nanji, Zippy Kimundu / 2023 / Kenya, USA, Portugal, Germany / 99min.
In 1963, Kenya won its independence, but the majority of the population did not see their land returned from the British. They want to reclaim their history.

From 1885–1963 the British ruled Kenya and inflicted a regime of violence that saw Kenyans kicked off their land and enslaved. In 1963, the country won its independence, but the majority of the population did not see their land returned. Now, people want justice. Not just for past colonial atrocities. They want to reclaim their history. And their land. One woman, Wanjugu Kimathi, is leading this fight. 

duration:
99 min
country / year of production:
Kenya, USA, Portugal, Germany / 2023
director:
Meena Nanji, Zippy Kimundu
cinematography:
Steve Ruiyi, Anrew (Dru) Mungai
producer:
Eliane Ferreira, Meena Nanji, Zippy Kimundu / Muiraquitã Filmes, Twende Pictures, Afrofilms
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – IDFA Amsterdam
sections:
Man in Cinema
competitions:
Amnesty International Poland Award
tags:
politics Africa activism postcolonialism

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