The Letter + Q&A Event
Maia Lekow, Chris King | Kenya 2019 | 1h21m | Swahili, English | 15
This understated documentary is an intimate family portrait with female strength and resilience at its core. A 94-year-old Grandmother - Margaret Kamango - with a fearless spirit must overcome dangerous accusations of witchcraft coming from within her own family. Her grandson Karisa, travels home from the city to investigate, and it gradually emerges who sent the threatening letter. He finds a frenzied mixture of consumerism and Christianity is turning hundreds of families against their elders, branding them as witches as a means to take ownership of their ancestral land. The film features an original score by director Maia Lekow, also a prominent Kenyan musician, with her band Maia & the Big Sky.
Join us for a Q&A with director Maia Lekow and co-director Christopher King live on Facebook page* on Thursday 19 November at 7:30pm.
*It will also be recorded and uploaded to our Vimeo page within 24 hours of the event.
Thursday 19th November 2020