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Ni Sisi

Ni Sisi, originally a stage play, was commissioned following the post-election violence that hit Kenya in 2007. During the four weeks that followed the election, Kenya saw rioting in the streets as people directed their anger at the result towards people from other tribes. Over 1000 people died, and more than 700,000 were displaced. Ni Sisi promotes unity by focusing on Kenyan identity over tribal identity. It also encourages viewers to make their leaders accountable for issues in their communities and not scapegoat communities they view as outsiders.

Ni Sisi tells the story of a close-knit community, who are torn apart as the local candidate stirs up tribal tension in order to gain popularity and votes. Neighbours and friends who have lived in harmony and peace their entire lives, are tricked into believing that they are now enemies. The minority tribe are used as scapegoats for poverty and unemployment amongst the youth. Just as the community is set to descend into violence, one of the characters realises the consequences of this brutal tribalism and sets out to expose the politician.

Awards 

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2013
Silver Dhow Award
SIGNIS Award

Cines Del Sur 2014
Audience Award

New York African Film Festival 2014
Official Selection

Kalasha Film and TV Awards 2014
Best Sound Mixing

Africa Movie Academy Awards, Nigeria 2014
Madiba Award: Ni Sisi – Kenya

Credits

Directed by: Nick Reding

Produced by: Krysteen Savane & Kamau Wa Ndung’u

Cast

Ednah Daisy

Peter Paul Kades

Peter King

Ali Mohammed Mlatso

Triza Musimbi

Godfrey Ojiambo Muyungi

Doreen Mwajuma

 

 

Umi Rajab

Krysteen Savane

Jacky Vike

Irungu Wairimu

Joseph Wairimu

Mercy Wanjiru

 

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