Multi-award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and director Robin Odongo‘s film Bangarang has been taken up by Amazon Prime Video. This is a big deal especially because it is the first Kenyan film on the platform.
Kenya Fim Commission Twitter and Robin shared the news on social media on Monday 22nd of August urging people to go watch the movie.
“DID YOU KNOW… that BANGARANG is the 1st Kenyan film on Amazon Prime Video ? Our chances of taking more movies there depends on how many people watched BANGARANG. So this is my HUMBLE PLEA to all of you, kindly go to PRIME VIDEO and watch.”
Bangarang won Best African Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival. It received so many other award nominations. It follows Otile, a jobless first-class honours graduate who takes to the streets to protest bad leadership but finds himself wrongfully accused of the death of a 6-month-old baby. (Source: Sinema Focus KE)
Watch “Bangarang Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuYX8hBS9Pg
The movie also won Best Human Rights film and dramatizes Kenya’s post-election violence in the past. Being from Kisumu; this is a time the director must have identified with.
Although negative it is a true reflection of events that took place in the country. We look forward to more Kenyan stories being watched globally.