SOUL BOY

By Hawa ESSUMAN

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2009

Nairobi, Kenya. 14 year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa. One morning the teenager discovers his father ill and delirious. Someone has stolen his soul. Abila is shocked and confused but wants to help his father and goes in search of a suitable cure

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, KENYA
    • Languages
    • SWAHILI
    • Duration
    • 61 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hawa ESSUMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Tom TWYKER (ONE FINE DAY)
    • Synopsis
    • Nairobi, Kenya. 14 year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa. One morning the teenager discovers his father ill and delirious. Someone has stolen his soul. Abila is shocked and confused but wants to help his father and goes in search of a suitable cure...
      Supported by his friend Shiku who is the same age as him, he learns that his father has gambled his soul away in the company of a spiritual woman.
      The teenager doesn’t want to believe it and sets about looking for the witch. When he finally discovers her in the darkest corner of the ghetto, she gives him seven challenging tasks to save his father’s lost soul. Abila embarks on an adventurous journey which leads him right through the microcosm of his home town.
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