Despite many economic and political hurdles, the desire to tell stories about the complex realities of a postcolonial African society is unstoppable. Young Kenyan auteur cinema is striving for international screens.
'Once, There Was a Star' is a sublime piece of historical fiction weaved masterfully: a detailed chronological account of Ismail Muse’s life circa 1977 spanning a 10-year war and his daughter’s coming of age.
Although hailed as an astute Luo rumba artiste by music reviewers in newspapers and magazines, few are aware of the musician’s first compositions that were in pure paced benga and why he chose to do almost all his songs again with tunes of rumba.
In a dystopian African setting where only a certain class of people are permitted to possess libido, with the aim of controlling population during hard times, a man struggles to find a way to revive his libido and save his marriage.