The Star (Nairobi)

25 February 2013

Kenya: Peace Film 'Ni Sisi' Launched in Nairobi

Ni Sisi, a film about peace and Kenyan identity, premiered at the Australian High Commission in Muthaiga, Nairobi on Thursday evening. The film is produced by Sponsored Arts For Education.

The film portrays a typical Kenyan community made up of a harmonious muddle of tribes, intermarriages and extended families. Friends who had lived and worked together begin to identify each other according to tribe. Mistrust swoops in together with a sense of threat.

Violence follows, severing the ties that bound the community together. The film leaves a lingering question: have we learnt from the past? Speaking at the event, the host, Australian High Commissioner Geoff Tooth, called for peace in the March 4 elections.

"Peace is necessary in building an ever stronger democracy. As we approach the elections, we can't take peace for granted. We should use our voices to reach all communities with a message of peace," he said.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.