Watu Wote (All of Us), 2016, Kenia/Duitsland, 22 min.
Direction: Katja Benrath
Cast: Adelyne Wairimu, Abdiwali Farrah, Barkhad Abdirahman, Charles Karumi, Faysal Ahmed
Spoken: Swahili/Engels. Subtiteld: Engels.
For the past 10 years, Kenya has regularly been the target of attacks by the terror organization Al-Shabaab. A growing atmosphere of fear and suspicion prevails between Muslims and Christians. Until Muslim bus passengers in December 2015 show that solidarity can prevail. Based on a true story
Watatu, 2015, Kenia, 72 min.
Direction: Nick Reding
Cast: Ali Mlatso, Benson Obiva, Said Muhsin, Angie Magio, Aisha Mwajumlah, Regina Lewa
Spoken: Swahili/Engels. subtiteld: English and Dutch.
Salim is a gentle, loving man who works hard to support his family. Always smiley and positive. But does he sufficiently realize that his younger cousin Yusuf is having a hard time? And begings to have more radical views??
Watatu investigates the relationships between different communities and cultures, the anger and the radicalization of young people, and the solutions that can be found to unite them. The film was made by the Kenyan NGO S.A.F.E (Sponsored Arts For Education), which wants to inspire and reconcile communities through street theater in order to bring about social changes.
Co-org. Gents Afrika Platform (GAP) Universiteit Gent (UGent)