Citizen Oketch (2009)

A film about being African in today's Africa; offering a unique aspect on the African condition.

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Citizen Oketch is a film about people struggling to overcome the hardships of life in Kibera, one of East Africa's largest slums. But it is also a film about joy, friendship and about love. For two and a half years the directors, David Herdies and Georg Götmark, follow the life of George Oketch and Esther Okonyo as they raise their kids, fight to overcome the constant obstacles of disease and poverty, while trying to maintain a loving relationship. George and Esther are from different tribes, and their relationship was questioned already from the outset by their families. As Kenya is thrown into ethnical violence following the election in 2007, the family find themselves in the epicenter of the conflict, they have to protect their kids not only from the angry rioting mob but also from the teargas and gunshots of the police. Nevertheless, in the shadow of the massive media-coverage of burning slums, life in Kibera continues. And all this time George's goal is to make enough money to be... Written by David Herdies

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Taglines:

Kibera, slum, Nairobi, Kenya, Oketch

Genres:

Documentary

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2009 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€100,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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