Contos da cidade acidental
Tales of the accidental city
Quênia | 2021 | 54 min | Ficção | Livre
Direção: Maïmouna Jallow
Roteiro: Maïmouna Jallow
Fotografia: Gregory Kiwo
Elenco: Wakio Mzenge, Eddy Kimani, Mercy Mutisya, Tana Kioko, Martina Ayoro
In this humorous and biting film, a motley crew of Nairobi residents come together via Zoom for a court-mandated anger management class. Diana, Jacinda, Louis Njoroge and Sarah Obama must explain how they got there and, with the help of their peculiar therapist, find a way to heal their wounds. As they exchange stories, deeper issues of class, inequality, and social injustices endured by many African urbanites come to light.
About the director
Maïmouna Jallow is a multidisciplinary artist, working as a storyteller, editor, playwright and film director. In 2021 she released her debut film, Tales of the Accidental City, an experimental feature film in which all the action takes place on Zoom. She is also the co-founder and director of the Positively African organization and artistic director of the East African Soul Train. Before that, Ella Maïmouna worked as a producer for the BBC and in communication for Doctors Without Borders. She has an MA in African Literature from SOAS, University of London.