Likarion Wainaina
Kenya 2020 | 14 min
Sat, 15-May-21 05:00 PM
On demand: May 6 - 16th
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Likarion Wainaina

Adam, a mentor and boxing coach, strug­gles to shield his pro­tégés from the reach of an extrem­ist recruiter. As more of the young men fall to the trap­pings of easy money, Adam turns his focus towards Rama, a young man from the local slum area with hopes of saving at least one soul.
The film has been made for Jion­goze Project, an NGO that aims to build a com­mu­ni­ty of resilient and empow­ered youth with a sense of pur­pose and iden­ti­ty for their lives.

Likar­i­on Wainaina, born 1987 in Moscow, Russia to Kenyan par­ents. Since 1991 the family moved to Kenya. He is a promi­nent film and the­ater direc­tor and since 2007 a member of the Phoenix Play­ers the­ater in Nairo­bi. He worked in the film indus­try also as cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er for TV, music videos and com­mer­cial adver­tis­ing. In 2013 he found­ed the com­pa­ny Kiban­da Pic­tures. His short films BETWEEN THE LINES (2013), BAIT (2015) and MY FAITH (2018) screened at inter­na­tion­al fes­ti­vals and received acclaim. In 2018 his long fea­ture SUPA MODO pre­miered at the Berlin Int. Film Fes­ti­val and earned more than 50 inter­na­tion­al awards.

Direc­tor: Likar­i­on Wainaina
Script: Damaris Irungu O
Pro­duc­tion: Jion­goze project