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SHORT FILM "RELIEF" TAKES A LOOK AT KENYA IN THE YEAR 2034

Gerald Langiri
July 01 / 2014

Samora is a hustler in the defunct Nairobi city working as a motorcycle deliveryman. He encounters Alfa who pays him to deliver a box of Relief food each morning. The Relief food is donated by the Chinese government then distributed by the East African government. Tribal sidelining and marginalization sees some ethnic communities receiving sufficient Relief food, while others starve. Samora is aware that Alfa is using him as a middle-man to steal relief food from the government- run program and deliver it to starving members of a marginalized community but is unwilling to forfeit the generous tips that Alfa gives so he keeps up the deliveries. One day Alfa does not show up. Samora opens the box- what he finds inside has the potential to change the fate of the East African Federation.

Relief is a short film in stop-motion animation set in 2034, a time when East African leaders are haunted by an underground movement working to overturn the government, turning the entire region in to a guerrilla war zone.

Written by: Loi Awat, Tyler Martindale and Portia Opondo, Directed by: Muriuki Erick & Loi Awat, Relief is sadly just a scripted idea at the moment that is raising money to produce.

You can actually be part of the making of this film through crowd funding. Your contribution will go towards building sets, buying and making props, food and transport for the cast and crew, and marketing for this movie.

The production company behind this (Mizani) will appreciate all the contributions that come their way. You will receive rewards from the team.

To contribute and get more information,  visit Relief-IndieGogo or via mChanga here.

Meet the team behind Releif in the video below:


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- AMAZING KENYAN SHORT FILM “ROLLING ON” COMPETING AT INTERNATIONAL CONTEST

- ROBBA - MAYBE CRIME IS AN OPTION- SHORT FILM. WATCH IT HERE

- IF THIS KENYAN FILM DOESN'T GIVE YOU THE CHILLS, NOTHING EVER WILL!

- HISTORY OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN KENYA 


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