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Soul Boy

BY HAWA ESSUMAN

Nairobi, Kenya. 14 year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa. One morning the teenager discovers his father ill and delirious. Someone has stolen his soul, mumbles the father as he sits huddled in a corner. Abila is shocked and confused but wants to help his father and goes in search of a suitable cure. Supported by his friend Shiku who is the same age as him, he learns that his father has gambled his soul away in the company of a spiritual woman. The teenager doesn’t want to believe it and sets about looking for the witch. When he finally discovers her in the darkest corner of the ghetto, she gives him seven challenging tasks to save his father’s lost soul. Abila embarks on an adventurous journey which leads him right through the microcosm of his home town.

 

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All rights worldwide, except Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

 

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010: Dioraphte Audience Award

Zanzibar Film Festival 2010: Signis Award

Afrika Filmfestival 2010: Veto Award

Festival Cine Junior: Young Jury Prize

Kalasha International Awards 2010: Best Lead Actor

Kenya International Film Festival 2010: Best East African Film

Berlin International Film Festival 2010

Toronto IFF for Children 2010

ORIGINAL TITLE

Soul Boy

 

YEAR

2010

 

GENRE

Feature Film – Drama

DURATION

60 min.

 

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Swahili, Kikuyu, English

 

COUNTRY

Kenya, Germany

 

DIRECTOR

Hawa Essuman

 

WRITER

Hawa Essuman

 

CAST

Oris Erhuero, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ama K. Abebrese

PRODUCTION

One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink. Films Kenya

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