Super Modo + intro

Likarion Wainaina
Running Time
74 mins

Nine-year-old Jo lives in a rural Kenyan village and dreams of being a superhero. But her terminal illness means she’s rather unlikely to realise this ambition. So the villagers hatch a cunning plan to help the little girl believe she has superpowers.

This screening of Kenya’s crowd-pleasing official entry to this year’s Oscars will be introduced by writer Wanjeri Gakuru, a freelance journalist, essayist and filmmaker living and working in Nairobi. Wanjeri co-wrote both Super Modo and the pilot of TV drama series, Country Queen. The event is part of Africa Writes and is organised in collaboration with Afrika Eye and Come the Revolution.

By robin askew, Thursday, Jun 20 2019

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