Tuesday, January 29, 2013
|7:00 p.m.||Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit|
Jane Murago Munene (Kenya, 2011)
When the Kenyan human rights activist Koigi wa Wamwere is detained as a political prisoner, his mother, Monica Wangu Wamwere, a.k.a. Mama Koigi, becomes politically active herself. Her unceasing search for justice, including a hunger strike and actions supporting the call for democracy in Kenya, are movingly detailed in this spirited documentary portrait.
• (71 mins, In Kikuyu and English with English subtitles, Color, Digital Video)
Lack of Evidence (Hayoun Kwon, France, 2011). (Manque de preuves). This ingenious animation documents a Nigerian refugee’s story of persecution. (9 mins, In French with English subtitles, B&W, DigiBeta, From Le Fresnoy)
Total running time: 80 mins