An observational documentary that is quirky, sensitive, sensual and poetic. Lamu, is a remote and island in the Indian Ocean. On this island, there is a stone town. A stone town whose buildings stand as skeletons of its yesteryears. Nothing seems to change high tide, low tide, full moon, new moon. Lamu’s rhythm is set by the five daily prayers. Now, Africa’s largest port is coming to break the gentle rhythm of this island.
Imagine a large Kenyan family made up of polygamists, missionaries, bankers, alcoholics, single mothers, colonial informants, politicians, dentists and artists. Imagine a rural scene where a woman approaching ninety sits on a creaky chair on her porch. It is Christmas day. This 86-year old woman who bore all these generations is my grandmother. This is my normal Kenyan family”. 50 STEPS is a testimonial documentary animation, using film, animation, archival footage and photography to create a collage of personal histories.
This is an observational film following the story of Evelyn a 35 year old female truck driver fired from her job when she applied for maternity leave. We follow her as she searches for justice in a male dominated world and tries to find another job as a truck driver with a new regional oil transportation company driving across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
A feature length musical journey inspired by the independent spirit of the legendary musician Bi Kidude. The film will reveal how history has consistently overlooked women’s contributions. The film’s lead character is Mim, a spirited pint-sized performer with a planet sized personality living in the UK who returns home to confront her past while exploring the hidden history of African women through songs and intimate conversations.