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International Programme 2014
A Goat For a Vote Jeroen van Velzen

Student elections in rural Kenya. What do the candidates stand for? Who cares? It’s about prestige, and “little somethings” they distribute to the electorate. A basic course in democracy.

A Goat For a Vote

Documentary Film
Kenya,
Netherlands
2013
52 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Hasse van Nunen, Maarten van der Ven
Jeroen van Velzen
Alex Boon
Stef Tijdink
Daan Wijdeveld
Jeroen van Velzen
Robil Rahantoeknam
Let’s look at how democratic processes are practiced at a student election in rural Kenya: What exactly does the student representative do? Who cares. The point is the office, the prestige, the start of individual careers. The candidates: Magdalena, who traditionally has a tough stand as the only female candidate. Harry, who is dirt poor. To finance his campaign he sells fish and coconuts on the market. Said the charmer, who wants to be an army general. He is already a strategist: a photo call with the deputy who is made to stand a step behind him, putting up posters, asking relatives for money. And then this seductive smile! They all know that the only way to win is through campaign gifts. Or let’s call them by their real name, like Magdalena’s grandmother: bribes. So they distribute candy and “little somethings”. Harry even manages to wheedle a goat out of his relatives. Meat for all! Only Magdalena talks about content – which is why she will lose …
What does this teach us? School as a social microcosm teaches what promises to be successful. If the way there is through corruption, that’s a daily experience in many countries. What did they say at the beginning of the film? “The best way to understand our society is to look at one’s children”. In this sense: A vote for a goat!
Matthias Heeder
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2019
Le Lac Nyasha Kadandara

“The source of life, that is who I am!” The constantly shrinking Lake Chad itself takes stock: Its life-giving power is diminishing, its destination as an oasis is getting lost, inexorably.

2019

Le Lac

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Caitlin Robinson
Nyasha Kadandara
Nyasha Kadandara
Isa Mohamed, Charles Muchiri
Saba Elbasha
Nyasha Kadandara
Stephen Kimani
“The source of life, that is who I am!” The constantly shrinking Lake Chad itself takes stock: Its life-giving power is diminishing, its destination as an oasis is getting lost, inexorably. Since the 1960s the interior lake has lost more than 90 percent of its surface. This drastic decline, triggered by climate change, has devastating consequences for millions of people.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

This Migrant Business

Animated Film
Kenya
2015
7 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Chris Horwood
Ng’endo Mukii
Andrew Kaggia
Ng’endo Mukii
Ng’endo Mukii
Being a refugee – where does it start, how does the journey begin? It’s a departure towards hope, into the unknown, into criminalisation. “I take dem in an’ send dem off” – the much-travelled fateful route from South Sudan leads past human traffickers and torture to European immigration judges. Ng’endo Mukii’s collage of infographics, live action and hand-drawn animation exposes migrant business as usual effectively, directly and ineluctably.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
Animated Africa 2015
Yellow Fever Ng'endo Mukii

A captivating blend of live action, stop motion, spoken word and vibrant hand-drawn animation exploring the effects of Eurocentric beauty ideals, as disseminated by mainstream media and advertising, on African women.

Yellow Fever

Animated Film
Kenya,
UK
2012
7 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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The Royal College of Art
Ng'endo Mukii
Kadyali Kouyate
Alex MacNaughton
Ng'endo Mukii
Lip Sync, Christine Hooper, Josh Wedlake
Ng'endo Mukii
Ng'endo Mukii, James Hynes, Mike Wyeld
Ng'endo Mukii
A captivating blend of live action, stop motion, spoken word and vibrant hand-drawn animation exploring the effects of Eurocentric beauty ideals, as disseminated by mainstream media and advertising, on African women … Ng’endo Mukii’s thesis project at the London’s Royal College of Art.