RIVER OF BROWN WATERS (UK Premiere)

RIVER OF BROWN WATERS (UK Premiere)

Part of the Film Africa 2020 Doc Shorts programme

Monday 2 November | 18:30 | Rich Mix, Screen 1

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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.


Director Laissa Malih headshot

Laissa Malih

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.