KANTHARI: change from within (Germany, Netherlands, Poland, 52 min)
Directed by Marijn Poels
Get on an exciting road trip through East Africa with blind Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Sabriye Tenberken and Paul Kronenberg, to meet four courageous visionaries, affected by adversity in their lives who have transformed their challenges into groundbreaking social projects.
People like Jayne Waithera – a woman with albinism, who risks her life on a daily basis to advocate for the rights of persons with albinism in East Africa or Ojok Simon – who was 9 when a rebel soldier hit his head with a rifle which made him loose most of his sight. He now runs a bee keeping cooperative in the rural areas of Northern Uganda.
The film sharpens the understanding of the potential of people from the margins of society by a raw, observational style of cinematography and vivid storytelling.
English & various languages with English subtitles
- Festival Screening: Saturday March 5th, 2016 approx. 1:16 pm