For a film maker – or indeed anyone – who’s spent long nights and days working to build a product, almost nothing affects you more than positive sentiments from one of your peers who has already scaled the lofty heights of success in your particular industry.
And so it went for the minds behind the Kenyan film Kati Kati.
Who would have known how far its audience has spread, if not for social media and its capacity to bring together people invested in discovering bright sparks – regardless of location.
'Kati Kati' shows us a Kenya in limbo https://t.co/80hr1NzNGZ via @africasacountry
— Akin Omotoso (@PunchNCream) September 27, 2017
Ava Duvernay – one of this decade’s most prolific figures in media and film, being behind productions such as Queen Sugar, Selma and 13th, had this to say:
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 27, 2017
And of course, if you were one of those involved in the project, you would freak out too!
Thank you so much. This means more than I could ever express. I'm just gonna go ahead and cry now
— Mbithi Masya (@mbithi) September 27, 2017
thank you. It means a lot. Thank for taking the time.
— Elsaphan Njora (@squirecurtis) September 28, 2017
Thank you so much. So much.
— Uncle Mbambambi (@ItsMugambi) September 28, 2017
Kati Kati is now a year old and still going strong! We’re excited about the possibilities!