The Kenyan movie industry is growing in leaps and bounds. Fans in the past have been complaining that there’s not enough local content in the market, it seems directors are out to prove them wrong.
The highly anticipated movie “Atieno” is set to premiere this Thursday at Nairobi’s Prestige Cinema from 6.30 pm, in addition to the long list of local movies that have premiered since the year started.
Atieno, which has been directed by June Ndinya, is about the story of a 16-year-old girl from a fishing village in Kisumu who comes to Nairobi to look for employment so that he can provide for a sick father and younger siblings.
She ends up in Mathare slums where she’s forced to do odd jobs and faces many obstacles in the process, but eventually tops them all.
The emotional film has been made by DreamGirls, is part of the WezeshaDada project and hopes to educate girls on HIV/AIDS.
“The film will be used to conduct outreach targeting girls in Nairobi and Kisumu on the relationship between HIV, entrepreneurship and resilience in the face of challenges facing adolescent girls and young women, especially those living in slums and rural areas,” said Community Media Trust.
Initially, the movie was set for a March 8 release but had to be postponed.
Atieno is finally here! Get your tickets here https://mymookh.com/tickets/event/666
Watch the trailer below: