Award-winning Kenyan feature film Subira keeps garnering the credits it deserves day by day. Directed by seasoned filmmaker Ravneet Sippy Chadha, the film is set to represent Kenya at the Dubai Expo 2022. A confirmation post on social media read: “Our film does it again! Chosen to represent Kenya at the Dubai expo 2022! We are truly humbled and honoured.”
Starring Brenda Wairimu, Subira is the story of a brave and determined young girl who struggles to achieve her dream of swimming in the ocean, despite local customs and an arranged marriage. The film explores various social issues such as women’s empowerment, arranged marriages, and the balance between customs and modernity.
Apart from Brenda Warimu, its star-studded cast also includes Nice Githinji, Tirath Padam, Melvin Alusa, Ali Mwangola, Abubakar Mwenda, Zeenat Ali Omar, and Joan Arigi just to mention a few. Based on an award-winning 2007 short film, Subira was shot and released as a feature film in 2018.
Since its premiere, this drama feature has gotten a lot of accolades. Some of which include Best Feature Film Kalasha Awards 2018. In 2019, Subira was selected as Kenya’s official submission for the 92nd Oscar Academy Awards. Last year, Subira achieved another milestone when it premiered on the Emirates airline inflight entertainment system, Ice. The producers recently confirmed that the film will be available on Showmax soon.
The Dubai Expo is one of the world’s largest expos. It brings together hundreds of businessmen and women to exhibit and discuss current business trends in various sectors of the economy.