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In Mbithi Masya’s brutally uncompromising Baba, a six-year-old boy living in the outskirts of Nairobi embarks on flights of fancy to escape a traumatic reality. Starring Malik Wandera and Victor Makgati, the titular hero- a genuinely lovable kid- not only learns to defend his innocence but is also forced to manifest the kind of parental protection and support that every child deserves. Baba is an uncomfortable reminder of adult responsibilities to create safe spaces for children and innocents.

The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices. The Award consists of a £1,000 cash prize awarded by a jury of filmmakers and industry professionals.

Baobab Award Fiction Shorts
calendar 5th Nov 2022
location RICH MIX


Language(s): English, Swahili with English subtitles

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