ASHA

HD
9.50mins
2015

About

In an era when violence is met increasingly by violence by State and non-State actors alike, and where ordinary civilians are most often the casualties, ASHA is the story of a woman who attempts to forge a path out of this cycle.
Synopsis

Synopsis

At the heart of ASHA is an invitation to conciliation. Filmed in Nairobi, Kenya in 2014, ASHA is about a house-maid who is stopped by police simply because she has “the wrong name”. In appealing to a shared history rather than situating herself in opposition to the policeman, Asha creates a space for reflection and dialog, opening up a way to break out of a cycle of violence.

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Tech Specs

Tech Specs

HD
COMPLETION DATE: March 2015
TRT: 9.50min
EXHIBITION FORMATS: DCP/DIGITAL .MOV FILES
STEREO/COLOR

CREDITS

Written & directed by Meena Nanji/ Produced by Meena Nanji and Titus Maina
FULL CREDITS

MŨMBI KAIGWA

Actor, ASHA

MŨMBI KAIGWA

Actor, ASHA

Titus Maina

Producer, Odios Creations

Titus Maina

Producer, Odios Creations

Meena Nanji

Writer/Director/Producer

Meena Nanji

Writer/Director/Producer

News

& Screening Updates
Vues D’Afrique selects ASHA for 2016 Program!

Vues D’Afrique selects ASHA for 2016 Program!

Vues D’Afrique, based in Montreal, Canada is internationally renowned as the most prestigious of its kind in North America, is…
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Caravane des Cinémas d’Afrique screens ASHA in April

Caravane des Cinémas d’Afrique screens ASHA in April

We’re thrilled that Caravane des Cinémas d’Afrique, the 2nd oldest African film festival in France, is screening ASHA in it…
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ASHA at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival!

ASHA at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival!

It is with great pleasure to announce that ASHA has been selected to screen at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short…
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