Boy aiming with a slingshot against a blue sky.

Between The Rains

(Between The Rains)

Young Kole of the Kenyan Turkana tribe is a goatherd in his village. A long drought has intensified conflicts with the neighbouring Samburu; there’s no time for childhood between the rains. Kole must quickly become a man and join in the task of protecting the tribe.

The 28,000-year-old Turkana culture is nearing extinction due to acute drought. Local shamans say the rains are ceasing because humans have angered the Spirit of Nature. The sun has dried up the border river and drawn the tribes into a cycle of violence. Kole must choose: will he become a predator or a victim in the ruthless environment of nature’s laws? The film charts not only his transformation, but also the unique traditions of an endangered tribe whose members still live in close harmony with nature and maintain the custom of divination using animal entrails, as well as harsh tests of manhood. For the Turkana, peace seems as elusive as the rain...

Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Andrew Brown, Director
Tereza Hronová, Moderator

Kino Pilotů – Cinema Hall A, Donská 168/189, Praha 10

TitleBetween The Rains
Original TitleBetween The Rains
Original LanguageSwahili
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginUSA, Kenya
Length82 min.
Tags Children and Youth, Nature, Africa
Director Andrew H. Brown, Moses Thuranira

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