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Asha

Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015

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In Nairobi, a housemaid is stopped by the police simply because she has "the wrong name". She tries to appeal to the officer's common sense.

In an era when violence is met increasingly by violence by State and non-State actors alike, and where ordinary civilians are most often the casualties, ASHA is the story of a woman who attempts to forge a path out of this cycle.

A film by Meena Nanji

Kenya, USA / 2015 / short narrative / 09min 50s


Format: HD
COMPLETION DATE: March 2015
TRT: 9.50min
EXHIBITION FORMATS: DCP/DIGITAL.MOV FILES
STEREO/COLOR

Direction / Réalisation : Meena Nanji.
Script / Scénario : Meena Nanji.
Sound / Son : Nathan Ruyle, Bob Brooks, Gerry Montejo.
Music / Musique originale : Vivek Maddala.
Editing Montage : Connor Hurley, Bob Brooks.
Producer / Producteur : Titus Maina, Odios Creations
Producer / Productrice : Meena Nanji


CAST / Interprétation :
Mumbi Kaigwa (Asha),
Kennedy Luyali,
Caroline Mboi.

A PRODUCTION BY ECESIS FILMS INC
IN COLLOBORATION WITH ODIOS PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCTION
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: MEENA NANJI
PRODUCER: TITUS MAINA
PRODUCTION MANAGER: RONALD MACKIO
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER: CAROLINE MBOI

CAMERA: KING MURIUKI
CAMERA ASSISTANT: ANTONY MUTISO
B CAMERA OPERATOR: MOSES KABUURA
ADDITIONAL CAMERA: CHARLES KURIA
ADDITIONAL B-ROLL SOLOMON E. OKRUT
SOUND RECORDIST: BENSON WANGILA

COSTUME AND PROPS MANAGER: ZELLY KANYI

SET DECORATOR: NIKETA FAZAL

POST-PRODUCTION

EDITORS: CONNOR HURLEY/BOB BROOKS
ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE: VIVEK MADDALA

SOUND DESIGNER: NATHAN RUYLE
ADDITIONAL SOUND DESIGN: BOB BROOKS

AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION SERVICES: THISISSOUND.COM
SOUND EDITOR/FOLEY ARTIST: GERRY MONTEJO
RE-RECORDING MIXERS: NATHAN RUYLE/AARON BARTSCHT

DIGITAL COLORIST : CORY BERENDZEN
VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST: TUCKER CAPPS
ADDITIONAL EFFECTS: KING MURIUKI

CAST
ASHA: MŨMBI KAIGWA
POLICEMAN: KENNEDY LUYALI
ASHA'S NEIGHBOR: CAROLINE MBOI
POLICEMAN AS A BOY: CLIFF WAFULA

BOY'S FATHER: MUTUNGI KING'OO
BOY'S MOTHER: HELLEN SARAH NABWIRE

BRITISH COLONIAL OFFICER: ROSS FRANKS
HOME GUARD 1: COLLINS KOYO
HOME GUARD 2: BENSON WANGILA

RADIO NEWSCASTERS: OWISO ODERA/SARAH MIRZA

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE COURTESY OF PAWA INITIATIVE, KENYA

FUNDED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SANTA MONICA CULTURAL DEPARTMENT

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