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Film & Television
29th Sep 2017
Media Source Africa
Rocque Pictures, working in partnership with Chapter 1 and Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation, have released the official trailer for the new film, 18 HOURS.
The film is inspired by a true story and follows a rookie paramedic who spends 18 hours in an ambulance for the life of a road crash victim struggling to be admitted to hospital.
The awaited narrative, resonating with many Kenyans, is written and directed by Best Young African Filmmaker award-winner Njue Kevin, produced by 20-year-old, Women for Africa’s Young Achiever Ruguru Phoebe, and 2014 ZIFF’s Best East African Talent Bill Jones Afwani. Co-producing is Shuga’s Brenda Wairimu.
Commenting on his directorial debut, 25-year-old director echoes that: “the film is a mirror to the difficult times we are facing but it also reminds us of the human spirit which strives in resilience at times of struggle.” ~ Njue Kevin.
The film, shot in Nairobi and Machakos, captures the reality of the health-care scramble in Kenya and numerous African states. The awaited film also aims to acknowledging the efforts and dedication of paramedics and care-givers, whilst at the same time highlighting the critical structural challenges that disrupt their mission to sustain life.
The independent film stands out as evidence of the fresh and paramount narratives coming from African filmmakers.
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