The Letter

(The Letter)

A 94 year-old Grandmother with a fearless spirit, must overcome dangerous accusations of witchcraft that are coming from within her own family. In Kenya, dozens of old women and men are victims of lynching following allegations of witchcraft, often being accused by their own relatives.

Most of the Kamanga family live in the village of Kaloleni. Many of them have been brought up by the now ageing Margaret, who is now being accused of witchcraft by a part of the family. This is a common practice in the region, where people often make such accusations in order to appropriate land. Margaret's grandson Karisa hears about the family affair and comes to the village to learn the details. Karisa was once raised by Margaret, but has been living in Mombasa since he was seven years old and has lost touch with the village. He suddenly finds himself in a strange world of distant traditions demanding reverence and complicated relationships that force him to choose between his love for his grandmother and respect for other family members.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Christopher King, Maia Lekow
Kenya
2019 | 84 min.

Language: English, Swahili

Subtitles: English

Category

Panorama

Director

Christopher King

Festival guest on days
Mar 11 - Mar 14, 2020

Filmography
2019 - The Letter

Christopher  King

Maia Lekow

Festival guest on days
Mar 11 - Mar 14, 2020

Filmography
2019 - The Letter

Maia  Lekow

Screenings

13. 09. 17:30 Atlas - Large Hall
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20. 09. 13:30 Svetozor - Small Hall
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A 94 year-old Grandmother with a fearless spirit, must overcome dangerous accusations of witchcraft that are coming from within her own family. In Kenya, dozens of old women and men are victims of lynching following allegations of witchcraft, often being accused by their own relatives.