THE LETTER

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Showings

Online Screening Wed, Nov 11, 2020 12:00 PM
This film will be available to stream only in the US and US territories.
Film Details
Country:Kenya
Year:2019
Running Time:81
Language:Swahili
English
Director:Maia Lekow
Christopher King
Executive Producer:Judy Kibinge
Cynthia Kane
Peter Mudamba
Writer:Christopher King
Maia Lekow
Ricardo Acosta
Producer:Christopher King
Maia Lekow
Editor:Ricardo Acosta
Christopher King
Cinematographer:Christopher King
Composer:Maia Lekow
Ken Myhr
DOC NYC
Publicist:Silver Salt PR
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:International Perspectives
Film Genres:African/African American
International
Law & Justice
Religion
Seniors
Women Directors
Women & Girls

Description

In an increasingly common scheme to steal their land, land-owning Kenyan elders are being accused of witchcraft by younger family members and sent away. Responding to a bizarre Facebook message that his beloved grandmother is killing children, Karisa visits his family compound in rural Kenya to investigate. This unhurriedly paced, visually engaging story explores complex family dynamics and the intergenerational misunderstanding that can occur when traditional values and the demands of the modern world collide.

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Producer Maia Lekow, immediately following the film.