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Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Justin Chadwick

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Ann Peacock ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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Tony Kgoroge ...
Charles Obinchu
Alfred Munyua ...
Teacher Alfred
Shoki Mokgapa ...
Teacher Elizabeth
Vusi Kunene ...
Mr. Kipruto (as Vusumuzi Michael Kunene)
Agnes Simaloi ...
Agnes
Kamau Mbaya ...
Kamau Chege
Emily Njoki ...
Young Maruge's Wife
Lwanda Jawar ...
Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki ...
DJ Masha (as Daniel Ndambuki 'Churchill')
Hannah Wacera ...
Maruge's Daughter
John Kimani ...
Maruge's Baby Son
Macharia Kamau ...
DJ's PA
Abubakar Mwenda ...
Tom Gitau ...
Old Codger
Watson Mbirua ...
Old Codger
Shadrack Murimi Gachuhi ...
Old Codger
Mwenga Matilika ...
Old Codger
Kathyline Ndogori ...
Teacher Katherine
Israel Makoe ...
David Chege (as Israel Sipho Makoe)
Shirlen Wanjari ...
Mother Wanjiku (as Shirlen Wangari)
Benta Ochieng ...
Mother Benta
Peter Emera Pious ...
Jonas
Joel Rempesa ...
Joel
Peter Marias ...
Peter
Eunice Tekero ...
Village Woman
Jackie Musimbi ...
Village Girl
Susan Sisian ...
Young Mother
Kurenda Ole Kureya ...
Maasai Store Owner
Nick Reding ...
Officer Johnson (as Nick Redding)
Nick Ndichu ...
Mau Mau Oath Giver
Paul Mbogo ...
Mau Mau Leader
Zingaro Percussions ...
Mau Mau Warriors
Jeannette Elsworth ...
Plantation Owner's Wife
Kamau Ndungu ...
John Gambe
Mary Mbirua ...
Stall Owner
Catherine Njiru ...
Stall Owner
Mumbi Kaigwa ...
Education Secretary
Charles Ouda ...
Adult School Teacher
Rachel Jones ...
BBC Journalist
Lydia Gitachu ...
CNN Journalist
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American Journalist
Gilbert K. Lukalia ...
Mr. Mutahi / Politician (as Gilbert Lukhalia)
Melvin Alusa ...
Mr. Mutahi's Aide
Irene Kariuki ...
Mrs. Muthumba
Rosemary Nyambura ...
Jacquie (PA to the Chairman)
Ainea Ojiambo ...
Education Official
John Sibi-Okumu ...
Chairman of Education (as John Sibi Okumu)
Michael Oyier ...
Newsreader
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Produced by 

Nicola Blacker ... associate producer
Sam Feuer ... producer
Richard Harding ... producer
Trevor Ingman ... co-producer
Norman Merry ... executive producer
Joe Oppenheimer ... executive producer
Ed Rubin ... associate producer
Anant Singh ... executive producer
Helena Spring ... executive producer
David M. Thompson ... producer
Denise Tran ... associate producer: Sixth Sense
Mario Zvan ... producer: Kenya

Music by 

Alex Heffes

Cinematography by 

Rob Hardy ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Paul Knight

Casting By 

Margie Kiundi
Moonyeenn Lee

Production Design by 

Vittoria Sogno

Costume Design by 

Sophie Oprisano

Makeup Department 

Gillianne Obaso ... makeup artist
Maureen Shiku ... makeup assistant (as Maureen Shiko)

Production Management 

Gisela Evert ... post-production supervisor
Lisa Jordan ... post-production manager: LipSync Post
Charmaine Lautre ... post-production supervisor: Videovision (as Charmaine Lautré)
Fiona Morham ... head of production: UK Film Council
Patrick Musyimi ... unit manager
Hemal Shah ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Kevin Gatheru ... third assistant director
David 'Tosh' Gitonga ... first assistant director (as Tosh Gitonga)
Sarah MacFarlane ... second assistant director (as Sarah Macfarlane)
Ezekiel Onyango ... second assistant director
Deborah Saban ... first assistant director

Art Department 

James Birir ... carpenter
Julius Gatheri ... carpenter (as Julius Gateri)
Fred Kagio ... construction
Francis Karimi ... carpenter
Hatibu Kelly ... standby props
James Kibiru ... painter
John Njoroge Kimani ... standby carpenter (as John N. Kimani)
Chelangat Lebo ... standby art director / standby props
Charles Maasai ... standby props
George Mbithi ... carpenter
Heron Mwangi ... construction (as Helron Mwangi)
Macharia Naftali Mwangi ... carpenter (as Naftali Macharia)
Simon Mwangi ... carpenter
Julius Mwaura ... mason
Bernard Ndegwa ... carpenter
Paul Njonjo ... construction foreman
David Kiniu Njoroge ... carpenter
Collins Otieno ... props assistant
John Silva ... property master / set dresser
James Wachira ... carpenter
Patson Wanyangi ... props assistant
Francis Wanyoike ... carpenter

Sound Department 

Mark Beverley ... consultant: Dolby
Robert Brazier ... foley recordist
Warren Burley ... adr sound recordist: Finetune, The Refinery, Johannesburg
Paul Cotterell ... sound re-recording mixer
Noxolo Dlungana ... adr coordinator: Videovision
John Fewell ... foley artist
James Harrison ... sound effects editor
Rob Hughes ... sound re-recording mixer
Nico Louw ... sound recordist
Ben Meechan ... sound effects editor
Eric Musyoka ... adr engineer: Decimal Media, Nairobi
Bertrand Roets ... boom operator
Julian Slater ... sound supervisor
Lauren Van Rensburg ... post production producer: Finetune, The Refinery, Johannesburg
Ian Wilkinson ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Rowena Wilkinson ... foley artist

Special Effects by 

Hussein Mohamed ... special effects assistant
Zuberi Mohamed ... special effects assistant (as Zuberi M. Mohamed)

Visual Effects by 

Luke Butler ... digital compositor: LipSync Post
Naomi Butler ... digital compositor: LipSync Post
Tom Collier ... digital compositor: LipSync Post
Stefan Drury ... head of visual effects: LipSync Post
Sean Farrow ... visual effects supervisor: LipSync Post
Yanni Goudetsidis ... systems engineer: LipSync Post
Lorea Hoye ... visual effects producer: LipSync Post
Rich Nosworthy ... digital compositor: LipSync Post
Rob Redford ... visual effects editor (as Robert Redford)
Angela Stanley ... digital compositor: LipSync Post (as Angela Rose)
Jon Stanley ... senior systems engineer: LipSync Post
Samantha Tracey ... visual effects coordinator: LipSync Post
Matt Foster ... digital compositor: LipSync Post (uncredited)
Lucy Tanner ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)

Stunts 

Judy Karani ... stuntwoman
Maina Kariuki ... stuntman
Charles K. Kembero ... stunt coordinator
Joseph Kuria ... stuntman
Thomas Odhiambo Misango ... stuntman
Matthew Anaani Muubwa ... stuntman
Mathias Nyamai ... stuntman
Patrick Owour ... stuntman (as Patrick Pylip Owour)
Evans Omondi Sanda ... stuntman
Bernard W. Thinguri ... stuntman

Camera and Electrical Department 

John Agina ... video operator
Ezekiel Andika ... electrician
Kerry Brown ... epk cameraman / still photographer
Mike Chege ... camera assistant
Andrew Greenan ... clapper loader
Peter Juma ... crane operator
John Peter Mungai ... camera assistant (as John Mungai)
Saul Ogada ... electrician
Victor Onyango ... assistant grip
George Otieno ... generator operator
Francis Wanyandeh Ouma ... best boy (as Francis Ouma)
Jennie Paddon ... focus puller
Sam Phillips ... key grip
Elliot Sewape ... gaffer (as Elliot Sawape)
Jacky Tela ... grip

Casting Department 

Muthoni Kiromo ... assistant casting director: Kenya
Belinda Kruger ... casting assistant: South Africa
Lawrence Muasa ... casting assistant: Kenya
Vanessa Baker ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Christopher Kariuki ... wardrobe assistant (as Chris Kariuki)
Stephen Musembi ... wardrobe assistant
Charles Mutiso ... wardrobe assistant
Sarah Nduku ... wardrobe assistant

Editorial Department 

Chris Bentley ... digital intermediate operator: LipSync Post
James Clarke ... digital intermediate supervisor: LipSync Post
Tonia Cohen ... negative checker: Capello Media Services
Zoe Cousins ... digital intermediate operator: LipSync Post
Stuart Fyvie ... digital colorist: LipSync Post
Scott Goulding ... on-line editor: LipSync Post
Daniel Tomlinson ... senior digital intermediate operator: LipSync Post
Rick White ... head of vt: LipSync Post

Music Department 

Leo Abrahams ... musician: guitars
Sam Bisaso ... additional vocal recording engineer
Tom Bullen ... music mixing assistant
Andy Caine ... gospel choir
Dirk Cambell ... musician: solo woodwinds
Clarissa Farrán ... musician and recording coordinator: Buick Productions (as Clarissa Farran)
Geoff Foster ... music recordist
Alex Heffes ... conductor
Phil Hope ... music executive: Cutting Edge
Pete Hutchings ... music recording assistant
Tunde Jegede ... musician: kora
Sona Jobarteh ... featured vocalist
Lewis Jones ... music recording assistant
Kawesa ... featured vocalist
Julian Kershaw ... orchestrator
Lewis Morison ... assistant to composer
Colin Rae ... music preparation
Maggie Rodford ... music supervisor
Beverley Skeete ... gospel choir
Sara-Jane Skeete ... gospel choir
Hilary Skewes ... musician and recording coordinator: Buick Productions
Nick Taylor ... music mixer
Ricci P. Washington ... gospel choir
Helen Yates ... assistant to music supervisor
Andy Richards ... song arranger (uncredited) / song mix engineer (uncredited) / song mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Abelu Charles ... driver
George Gitau ... driver
Macharia Kamau ... driver
Wilfred Kamau ... driver
Andrew Kimani ... driver
George Kimani ... driver
Shem Kiyaka ... driver
Samuel Kombo ... driver
Lawrence Macharia ... driver
John Mainia ... driver
Paul Mbaya ... driver
Rashid Mohammed ... transportation coordinator
James Muturi ... driver
Samuel Ndafa ... driver
Stephen Nderitu ... driver
Joel Njuguna ... driver
John Obondo ... driver
George Olukoye ... driver
David Omondi ... driver
John Wachira ... driver
Simon Wambiri ... driver
Stephen Wambiri ... driver
Ferdinand Yeswa ... driver

Other crew 

Phylis Andika ... production assistant
Jack Arbuthnott ... development editor: BBC Films
Geraldine Atlee ... senior business affairs executive: UK Film Council
Evelyn Atsiaya ... production accountant
Greg Bernstein ... legal services: Sixth Sense (as Greg S. Bernstein)
Joanie Blaikie ... head of production: Origin Pictures
James Buckler ... production and delivery coordinator: BBC Films
Yahya Chavanga ... location manager
Emma Clarke ... senior production executive: UK Film Council
Valentina Coccia ... coordinator: UK
Leonard Crooks ... head of New Cinema Fund: UK Film Council (as Lenny Crooks)
Jon Diamond ... executive: LipSync Productions
Khalid Dutch ... location assistant
Bernard Gathogo ... location manager
Katie Goodson ... post production executive: Origin Pictures (as Katie Goodson-Thomas)
Julia Hall ... title designer
Peter Hampden ... executive: LipSync Productions
Tarn Harper ... production accountant: UK
Jane Hawley ... production executive: BBC Films
Billy Hinshelwood ... legal services: Origin Pictures
Ruth Hodgson ... completion guarantor: Film Finances UK
Vince Holden ... head of production finance: UK Film Council
Steve Joberns ... auditor: AGN Shirleys (as Stephen Joberns)
Mark Kabacho ... production assistant
Faiz Kamuzu ... location assistant
Consolata Karani ... production coordinator
Joel Karo ... unit assistant
Monica Keys ... completion guarantor: Film Finances UK
Zander Levy ... coordinator: UK
Ed Macdonald ... production runner: UK
Pierre Merle ... chargé de programmes: ARTE France
Godwin Muhati ... unit assistant
Stephen Mukora ... set runner
Kate Mumbua ... production assistant
Jerusha Munyuthe ... production assistant
Maryann Murugi ... production accounts assistant
Margaret Muthoni ... production cashier
Titus Mwema ... unit assistant
Christine Njeri ... production trainee
Naomi Njeri ... set nurse
Wycliff Obote ... unit foreman
Benta Ochieng ... production assistant
Daniel M. Oinepu ... location assistant
Neeral Patel ... assistant: Origin Pictures
Sudhir Pragjee ... executive: Videovision
Paul Raleigh ... completion guarantor: Film Finances UK
Penny Reiffer ... production accounts assistant: UK (as Penelope Reiffer)
Beryl Ringos ... production assistant
Phil Rymer ... legal services: Origin Pictures
Livy Sandler ... legal and business affairs manager: BBC Films
François Sauvagnargues ... direction de la fiction: ARTE France
Jim Shamoon ... executive: Blue Sky Films
Nicholas Shinabuya ... unit assistant
Sanjeev Singh ... executive: Videovision
Jayne Spooner ... script supervisor
Hack Waiganjo ... fire department (as Hack Wiganjo)
Howard Watkins ... title designer
Mike Were ... unit assistant

Thanks 

Catherine ... special thanks (as Teacher Catherine)
Philip Coulson ... special thanks
Lenny Juma ... special thanks
Grace Kinuthia ... special thanks
Karen Lindsay-Stewart ... special thanks (as Karen Lindsay Stewart)
The Maruge Family ... special thanks
Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge ... in memory of
Mary ... special thanks (as Teacher Mary)
James Mpoye ... special thanks
Bitange Ndemo ... special thanks (as Dr. Bitange Ndemo)
The Obinchu Family ... special thanks
Jane Obinchu ... special thanks
Samson Kegeo Ongeri ... special thanks (as Samson Kegeo Ongeri M.P.)
Jenny Pont ... special thanks
Sam Sakuda ... special thanks
Naftali Njoroge Thaithi ... special thanks
Gituro Wathingira ... special thanks: Coulson Harney
Crew believed to be complete

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