A Watsch Films Company


A film by Wanuri Kahiu

Drama, 2018

Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives, but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Co-writer Jenna Bass
Cast Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Jimmi Gathu, Nini Wacera, Dennis Musyoka, Patricia Amira, Neville Misati, Muthoni Gathecha, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Vitalis Waweru, Hellen Githae, Aura Njogu
Producer Steven Markovitz (Big World Cinema)
Co-producers Georges Schoucair (Schortcut Films),Marie-Pierre Macia & Claire Gadéa (MPM Film), Ruben Thorkildsen & Verona Meier (Ape&Bjørn), Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film), Gerhard Meixner & Roman Paul (Razor Film Produktion),Wanuri Kahiu, Tamsin Ranger
Executive Producer Tim Headington
Editor Isabelle Dedieu
Additional editing Ronelle Loots
Director of Photography Christopher Wessels
Production Designer Arya Lalloo
Sound Recordist Frederic Salles
Casting Director Nini Wacera

Based on the short story, Jambula Tree, by Monica Arac de Nyeko