BIFF 2020
Norwegian documentary

We Are the Nation

ORIGINAL TITLE:
We Are the Nation
Norge/ 2016/ 52 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/swahili
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Billan Okoth Ojiwa, David Juma, Moses Mwithi, Penina Njeri, Patricia Mumbua
DIRECTOR:
Håvard Holme
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Vegard Dale Bergheim
EDITOR:
Rolv Lyssand Bjørø
PRODUCER:
Ida Kleppe, Lars Jacob Dyvik
Billian Music Family

25 year old Billian Okoth lives in Mathare on the outskirts of Nairobi, one of Africa's biggest slum areas. Half of the population are children, and many of them are orphans. To help the young denizens of Mathare, the resourceful musician has founded "Billian Music Family" – a collective of children who rap, sing and dance as a means of survival. The charming and talented group soon piques the interest of audiences outside Mathare – but what happens to the project's social and political ambitions when they're invited to record a song with one of Kenya's biggest pop stars?

 

Håvard Holme

Håvard Holme (Norway) WE ARE THE NATION is his first full-length documentary film.

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