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Dir. Likarion Wainaina
Kenya, Germany. 2018. 74 mins. English, Kikuyu and Swahili with English Subs.
Disguised as a superhero adventure, first time director Wainaina’s deeply emotional family tale follows a young heroine Jo. 9 years old and terminally ill, Jo draws strength from her alter-ego Supa Modo to remind us of how imagination, movies and comic books can inspire hope where there is none, and help us heal.
Likrarion Wainaina is a Kenyan filmmaker born in Moscow, Russia. He is marking his seventh year working as a professional film/TV Director and Cinematographer. As a cinematographer he has worked on a number of documentaries and commercials and has directed TV shows. His film Between the Lines became the first Kenyan Film to be projected on an IMAX screen in Kenya and got him a nomination at the AMCVA awards 2015 for “Best New Online Media”.