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thumbnail Kati Kati (2016 Kenya)

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Director: Mbithi Masya
Starring: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola
Genre: Drama
Duration: 75 mins

German filmmaker Tom Tykwer produced this Kenyan drama from first-timer Mbithi Masya. The film begins as Kaleche wanders lost and disoriented through the Kenyan grasslands till she comes upon the otherworldly village of Kati Kati where she finds a community of eccentrics led by the charismatic Thoma. The unknown inhabitants welcome her and as she’s suffering from amnesia explains that she’s actually dead. It seems that Kati Kati is in some type of limbo where souls linger until they can pass to the next stage of their journey. The residual trauma of her death and entrapment at the village begins to stir Kaleche’s memories. Then a shocking revelation clarifies everything. Maybe Kaleche will attain the sense of peace that she needs to depart from Kati Kati.

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