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Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And then one drunken night his father gambles away his own soul. Written by
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Brilliant film out of Kenya about a young teen boy who is helping his dad get his soul back. It's a humbling film because of the location in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. It's an uplifting film because of the ending which displays the beautiful human kindness there still is in the world. The lead actor, a first timer, is a little cardboardy but the lead female is excellent. At just about 1 hour, it all unfolds quickly without much time to build background. Definitely no lollygagging. The story might be a bit thin but it's all so wonderful to watch.
7.8 / 10 stars
--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener
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