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African Film Festival 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
7:00 p.m. Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit
Jane Murago Munene (Kenya, 2011)



When the Kenyan human rights activist Koigi wa Wamwere is detained as a political prisoner, his mother, Monica Wangu Wamwere, a.k.a. Mama Koigi, becomes politically active herself. Her unceasing search for justice, including a hunger strike and actions supporting the call for democracy in Kenya, are movingly detailed in this spirited documentary portrait.

• (71 mins, In Kikuyu and English with English subtitles, Color, Digital Video)

Preceded by:
Lack of Evidence (Hayoun Kwon, France, 2011). (Manque de preuves). This ingenious animation documents a Nigerian refugeeā€™s story of persecution. (9 mins, In French with English subtitles, B&W, DigiBeta, From Le Fresnoy)

Total running time: 80 mins