Kenya 2019 – Director: Maia Lekow, Christopher King – Original language: English, Swahili – Subtitles: English

Elderly people from Kenya’s coastal region are regularly accused of witchcraft or become victims of familial violence. Traditional respect for one's elders seems to have been forgotten. Ultimately, is this about financial greed? Without rushing to judgement, the film takes the form of a personal journey to examine the phenomenon of witchcraft and paints a striking picture of a society in upheaval. Barbara Off

Writer: Maia Lekow, Christopher King and Ricardo Acosta C.C.E. Camera: Christopher King. Sound: Maia Lekow. Editing: Ricardo Acosta C.C.E & Christopher King. Music: Maia Lekow & Ken Myhr. Executive Producers: Judy Kibinge, Peter Mudamba, Cynthia Kane. Production: Circle & Square Productions. Producer: Maia Lekow & Christopher King. Length: 81 min.


Maia Lekow is a Kenyan musician and filmmaker. She works as director, producer and sound engineer on film and music projects. As a musician she has  toured internationally with her band "Maia & The Big Sky".

Christopher King studied at The School of Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne until he moved to Nairobi in 2007. Since then he has worked as a cinematographer, editor, director and producer for documentary and feature films.

Together they founded the production company "Circle and Square Productions". THE LETTER is their documentary film directing debut.


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