By Sarah Alaro Published July 26, 2011 In droves of threes and fours, eager and excited filmmakers, students of media and communication and the general public, flocked to the 47th monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum at Goethe-Institut in the heart of Nairobi to get a taste of Daystar University students’ film production.
CONTROL is one of the seven films in the Best Student Film Award competition at Lola Kenya Screen. The others are PLUMM by Andrzej Dybowski, Pawel Blakala, Jakub Kosakowski, Krzysztof Jedrzejek, and Przemyslaw Patyk of Drimagine School in Poland; WYCIECZKA and JUTRO both by Bartosz Kruhlik of PWSFTVIT in Poland; SUNSET AT DAWN by Grace Ng’ang’a of the National Youth Talent Academy in Kenya, ORGANS by Asha Mwilu of the United States International University in Kenya; and TWIST & BLOOD by Kuba Czekaj of Poland.
While WYCIECZKA (The Trip) is 113-minute film starring a 13-year-old girl on excursion with her grandfather who teaches her how to drive a scooter and shows her the beauty of nature, JUTRO (Tomorrow), running 13’30’, revolves around an old woman’s typical day and appears to impart the knowledge that one never really knows what ‘tomorrow’ has in store for one. Kenya’s SUNSET AT DAWN and ORGANS tackle sexual relationships and illicit trade in body organs, respectively.