This Migrant Business

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Kenya 2015 | Animation Short Narrative 6min | Director: Ng’endo Mukii

Screening: Monday 25th July, Kwetu Film Institute 17h 35

This Migrant Business, shows the existing systems that enable and exploit African migrants seeking better lives in the Middle East and Europe. The system creates a cyclic force that ensures that demand and supply will continue to to feed into each other, indefinitely. This is a lucrative trade with vulnerable people as its currency.

 

Director Bio:

On the Ides of March, a creature with a fiery afro was born. Small in stature and withdrawn in nature, she led a reclusive life on the green highlands of Kenya, overlooking the savannah seas. Receiving her primary education under the instruction of Catholic nuns, she left her home to experience the Century’s Super Power. She later passed many moons, prancing in the Queen’s country, nibbling on crumpets and searching through the dense fog. Today she can be found armed with a pressure sensitive stylus, and a macro lens. She spends her time between Nairobi and Tsavo, animating little children, photographing dung beetles, and running away from scorpions.Ng’endo is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and holds a Masters in Art from the Royal College of Art in London. She lives and works in Nairobi, as an independent filmmaker.