Supa Modo 2018

Likarion Wainaina / Kenya/Germany 2018 / 1h14m / English, Kikuyu, Swahili with English Subtitles

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Supa Modo


First-time feature director Wainaina’s deeply emotional family tale follows young heroine Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl, who is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.

This film will be available to view for 48 hours from the listed date. It is free to watch but donations are welcomed. 

Introduction from the TANO network

Supa Modo is a beautiful, captivating film suitable for all the family. This accomplished debut feature guides us through every step of dealing with loss and grief, led by the contagious hope, imagination and enthusiasm of the main character - 9 year old, terminally ill Jo. Set in an unnamed Kenyan village, the film highlights the importance of community and coming together during difficult times. Supa Modo won the Film Africa 2018 Audience Award and writer-director Likarion Wainaina dedicated it "to everyone who has suffered loss". He added: "May you find your smile, your joy, your hope, your dream and may you find your own Supa Modo!"

Past Showings

Saturday 17th October 2020 / 7pm for 48 hours / Online