Monday 2 November | 18:30 | Rich Mix, Screen 1BOOK NOW
Dir. Laissa Malih
Kenya. 2020. 15 mins. Maasai, Swahili with English subtitles.
River of Brown Waters is the story of a river called Ewaso Ng’iro in Northern Kenya that crosscuts through the pastoralist counties of Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo and Marsabit. It is a lifeline to a huge number of pastoralists and their livelihood. The documentary follows the river’s evolution through the eyes of generations who tell of its history, its importance and the threats it is facing.
Film Africa Doc Shorts programme
A selection documentary shorts exploring migration and exile, mental health and family histories, among other themes. With a pre-recorded intro from Film Africa programmer Katarina Hedrén.
Laissa is a Laikipian Maasai and the first female filmmaker in her community with interests in documenting, linking, amplifying and scaling up youth and women’s voices across diverse cultures in Kenya, worldwide and in the future.