OUR LAND, OUR FREEDOM

Germany, Kenya, Portugal, United States 2023 – Director: Zippy Kimundu, Meena Nanji – Original language: English, Swahili – Subtitles: English – Length: 100 min.

  • Sun, 5/5/24
    11.00
    HFF - Kino 1
    Orig. vers. w/Engl. subt. – subsequ. Q&A w/directors Zippy Kimundu & Meena Nanji
  • Mon, 5/6/24
    17.30
    City 3
    Orig. vers. w/Engl. subt. – subsequ. Q&A w/directors Zippy Kimundu & Meena Nanji
  • Wed, 5/8/24
    18.30
    Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Fri, 5/10/24
    21.00
    Neues Rottmann
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Sun, 5/12/24
    18.30
    City 2
    Original version with English subtitles

In search of the remains of her father, the Kenyan Mau Mau freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi, his daughter Wanjugu meets her father’s former comrades-in-arms. To this day, the veterans are still waiting for the return of their dispossessed land by the Kenyan government and the former colonial power of Great Britain. Wanjugu strives to continue her parents’ fight for freedom and justice. Barbara Off

 

Biography

Kenyan filmmaker and editor Zippy Kimundu completed a Master's degree at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She founded Afrofilms International: a women-led film and TV production company and creative collective in Kenya.

Meena Nanji is a Kenyan filmmaker who produces, writes and shoots documentary films and experimental videos. She also organises and curates film screenings and festivals.

Filmography
Zippy Kimundu
A FORK, A SPOON AND A KNIGHT, UG 2015, 13 min.

Meena Nanji
VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND, US 2006, 82 min.

 

Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency

The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.

 

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No FSK youth rating

Writer: Zippy Kimundu, Meena Nanji. Camera: Andrew (Dru) Mungai, Steve Ruiyi. Sound: Willis Abuto, John Paul Gichengo. Editing: Jordana Berg (edt), Franki Ashiruka. Music: Ibrahim Sidede. Production: AfroFilms International, Twende Pictures and Muiraquita Films. Producer: Meena Nanji, Zippy Kimundu, Eliane Ferreira. Co-Producers: Autentika Films, Executive Producers: Mira Nair, Eliane Ferreira.

DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency 2024
  • Sun, 5/5/24
    11.00
    HFF - Kino 1
    Orig. vers. w/Engl. subt. – subsequ. Q&A w/directors Zippy Kimundu & Meena Nanji
  • Mon, 5/6/24
    17.30
    City 3
    Orig. vers. w/Engl. subt. – subsequ. Q&A w/directors Zippy Kimundu & Meena Nanji
  • Wed, 5/8/24
    18.30
    Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Fri, 5/10/24
    21.00
    Neues Rottmann
    Original version with English subtitles
  • Sun, 5/12/24
    18.30
    City 2
    Original version with English subtitles