President Uhuru Kenyatta commended Watu Wote crew for a job well done. Watu Wote film had been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Live Action Short Film category in the award’s 90th ceremony held on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
Watu Wote is a true story film based on the December 2015 Mandera bus attack where Muslim passengers showed solidarity to Christians by shielding them from the Al-Shabaab militants.
The president on his Twitter page hailed the team, stating they did Kenya proud and served as a source inspiration for many other creatives. He urged them to keep telling Kenyan stories through their lense.
Well done @KrysteenSavane and the great Watu Wote film crew. You did Kenya proud. You won our hearts as a Nation, motivated many creative artists and set the bar so high. Keep telling our stories through your camera and you will win next time. #Oscars @TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/rl9gg7bDo1
— President of Kenya (@PresidentKE) March 5, 2018
Watu Wote battled it out with DeKalb Elementary, The Eleven O’Clock, My Nephew Emmett and The Silent Child – who carried the day.
Kenya’s sweetheart Lupita Nyong’o, looking all ravishing also made an appearance on stage to award the Best Production Design. And Kenyans were in the house to cheer her on.
"Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood and dreams are the foundation of America." —Lupita Nyong'o
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) March 5, 2018
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