Dir. Likarion Wainaina, Germany / Kenya, 2018, 74 minutes, Swahili, Kikuyu, English with English subtitles, Certificate: 12A
Tue 2 July // 19:15
Tickets: £8 (full) / £6 (concession)
Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.
The story idea for Super Modo was first introduced to the Producers of One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink by Likarion Wainaina in January 2017 during a script development workshop. Four writers, namely Mugambi Nthiga, Silas Miami, Wanjeri Gakuru and Kamau Wandung’u, successfully took on the challenge to come up with a script that was to be shot just five months later in July 2017.
This screening will be introduced by writer Wanjeri Gakuru, who is a freelance journalist, essayist and filmmaker living and working in Nairobi. Wanjeri co-wrote both Super Modo and the pilot of TV drama series, Country Queen (2019-). Her directorial debut, the mockumentary short film, How to Get Laid is scheduled for a Kenyan release late summer 2019. In 2018, Wanjeri was appointed Managing Editor of Pan-African writers’ collective, Jalada Africa for who she served as Festival Producer during the Collective’s inaugural Jalada Mobile Literary and Arts Festival covering Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC and Rwanda (2017).
In partnership with Afrika Eye & Come the Revolution.