From A Whisper

Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Country: Kenya
Year: 2008
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: English

This film commemorates the 10th anniversary of the August 1998 terrorist bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in which over 250 people died and more than 5,000 were injured. The film tells the story of an artist and an intelligence officer, and how they find unique ways to move on from the tragedy that shattered their lives.

About the Director

Wanuri Kahiu

wanuri-kahiuBiography: Wanuri Kahiu is an alumna of UCLA’s master’s program in film directing and made her professional debut in 2006, directing a behind-the-scenes documentary, The Spark that Unites. In 2008 she completed her first feature film, From a Whisper, which was based on the real-life events surrounding the 1998 twin bombings of US Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The film went on to win several international awards. In 2009 Kahiu completed a short science-fiction film, Pumzi (Air), which was partially funded by Focus Features (part of NBC Universal), the Goethe-Institut, and Changa Moto Fund in Kenya.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.140)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
From a Whisper (2010);
Pumzi [Air] (2010).

Reflection (2005);
Ama’s Mama (2005);
The Spark that Unites (2006);
Ras Star (2007);
From a Whisper (2008);
Pumzi [Air] (2009);
For Our Land (2009);
Africa First: Volume One (2011).