Jua Kali (Hot Sun) 2021
Joash Calvin Omondi / Kenya / 18 mins / English, Swahili / Rating 15 / UK Premiere
Content Notes: This screening is geo-blocked to the UK region only.
Diana and her colleagues skillfully perform their cleaning duties against the backdrop of their privileged Nairobi clients’ private struggles and shenanigans. But the work is also taking a toll on Diana’s body.
About the Director
Joash Omondi is a filmmaker, editor, screenwriter, and composer living in Nairobi, Kenya. As evidenced by his skillset, Joash has strived to extend his talents beyond just one singular title. This has made him an indispensable participant wherever his talents have been deployed.
Locally, he has directed brand films and commercials for Trust condoms, Telkom Kenya, Copia, APA Insurance, Always, and Suave bags, as well as a music video for MTV European Music Award winners Sauti Sol. Internationally, he has served as writer, editor, and composer for the Social Impact Media Award-nominated film Youth to Youth Fund and for Owino, winner of the Best International Documentary Awar at the Rome Independent Film Festival.
Authenticity is a key factor in all his filmmaking as he believes that the measure of a great piece of art always lies in striking a delicate balance between transcendence and realism.
Friday 11th November 2022 / 6pm for 10 days / Online
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