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‘Ndoto Za Elibidi’ was devised originally as a stage play with actors from the Nairobi slums. This Swahili story pivots around the theme of acceptance and love as its colourful protagonists - parents, four daughters and their lovers - come to terms with HIV and ghetto life. Cutting back and forth from fiction to documentary, from the original stage play to the actual locations, it takes us on two parallel journeys: we watch the story, but we are also watching it through the eyes of the ghetto audience. This extraordinary position gives us a double pay off.

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Direction: Kamau Wa Ndung'u, Nick Reding

Original Title: Ndoto za elibidi

Original Language: Swahili

Film Production Country: Kenya

 

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