Wanuri Kahiu Netflix movie “Look Both Ways” was officially premiered on Wednesday in a Los Angeles special screening at TUDUM Theater in Hollywood, California.
The movie, directed by Wanuri Kahiu and written by April Prosser, is a romance movie centred around Natalie (Lili Reinhart), who has formed a five-year plan to become a successful animator. But a one-night stand with one of her best friends, Gabe (Danny Ramirez), puts a big question mark on that future.
On her graduation night, as Natalie waits for her pregnancy test, her life divides into two realities. In one reality, she doesn’t get pregnant and moves to L.A. with her other best friend, Cara (Aisha Dee).
“It is an incredible story about women’s resilience. On the one hand, it is a story about a young mother. A young single mother, who is trying to figure out how her life works and how she pursues her passion,” she said in an interview.
“On the other hand, it is a story about a young artist doing everything that she can to get a break in the industry that is so hard to get into as a young woman.”
In addition to putting Kenya on the map, Wanuri also managed to slip in “Blinky” Bill Sellanga’s song “Bado Mapema (Simama)”. The song is one of the first singles in Blinky Bill’s EP We Cut Keys 2, released in 2020.