MULTI-AWARD WINNING KENYAN MOVIE “STRENGTH OF A WOMAN” PREMIERS 5TH MARCH
With 5 awards already in their trophy cabinet namely: Best Feature Film, best lighting, best original score, Best Director (Gilbert Lukalia) and best lead actress going to Rose Njoroge at the Kalasha film and television awards 2014, the film Strength of a woman is finally releasing the film to the public.
Premiering on the 5th of March at Planet media cinema, prestige plaza on Ngong road at 6:30pm and for ksh 2,000 (advance tickets), Ksh 2,500 (at the door) and Ksh 3,000 (VIP) you now have a chance to catch another Kenyan film hit the cinemas. You can buy tickets at www.ticketsasa.com or www.pickpointproductions.com or call +254 723 106 296 or mpesa pay bill no. 991640 Accnt No 1274 or at the cinema.
In case you can’t make it for the premier, the film will also will continue screening during the International Women’s Day weekend: Friday 5th March screen 2 at 6:20 pm, Saturday 6th March screen 2 at 6:20 pm, Sunday 7th March screen 2 at 3:40 pm at Ksh 400 for all the screenings.
With its screening dates coinciding with the International Womens day, much is already told about the film being center piece of the celebration of the great development in women rights and prevention of the (GBV) gender based violence in Kenya.
Praised as “an excellent film… about basic human dignity”, Manasseh M. Chege and Wanjiru Gathu’s heartrending movie follows the remarkable and challenging story of Julia (played by (Rose K. Njoroge) a 16 year old emotionally traumatized girl being raised by a financially struggling mother and an abusive father.
“Strength of a Woman” explicitly celebrates acts of courage and determination by one ordinary woman who plays an extraordinary role in her family and community and it is envisaged that the film will inspire many more women in Kenya to stand up and be agents of change.
Compelling, humorous, deeply human, “Strength of a Woman “is a story about, the power of determination, hope and the courage it takes to find your voice as Julia's determination to gain an education and have a better life than her mother had becomes her driving force to change her life forever despite growing up in an environment of poverty and her father’s gambling, alcoholism and abuse.
The film stars renowned Kenyan actors with Rose K. Njoroge taking the Lead role and Laura Leila Wingate, Ashford Kirimi, Sandra Dhacha taking up supporting roles which they expertly and vividly depict.
After the premiere, the creators of the film will embark on a countrywide screening with the first phase targeting Nairobi in March, Nakuru in April, Kisumu in May, Eldoret in June, Mombasa in July and subsequently other major towns in the country.
The film has been invited to screen at John Hopkins University, Baltimore during the global health week - 1st April to 6th April 2015 which is a key milestone and indication that Kenyan film makers and films are striking the right chords with international audiences.