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In an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Kenya, BABU, a poor but ambitious fisherman, ensnares TALIYA, a mermaid-like water spirit, in stolen nets. Unable to get his 'three wishes' (or is it five) as told in the village's stories of old, Babu decides to exploit Taliya as a grand magical theatrical exhibit instead. He employs the Village Storyteller to help sell his story to the masses, and soon comes to conflict with the Chief's Son and a White Missionary Priest, who wish to end his act. But Taliya herself just wants to go home and so must effect her own plan, using Babu's MAL-FORMED eight-year-old son as a crucial part of her exit strategy.

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Direction: Arnold Mwanjila

Cast: Olwenya Maina, Mwajuma Belle, Joseph Omari, Brian Ogola

Original Title: Taliya

Original Languages: English, Swahili

Subtitles: English

Film Production Country: Kenya

Production Company:

Media Hub Africa Ltd.


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