Waithira

Dokus
Independent
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English
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Eva Njoki Munyiri left her birth country, Kenya, aged 14 and has lived in 3 different continents since then. Now she sets out to reconcile with her roots. Her journey to discover who her paternal grandmother, named Waithira, was, leads her to Germany, Wales and Kenya where three women, her eldest sister and two cousins, named Waithira after their grandmother, live. The director weaves a tapestry of two generations of African women from the fragments of these three women’s lives. WAITHIRA explores the director’s intimate history and its intersections with forgotten Kenyan history, pop culture and the diaspora. The film thus seeks to investigate how our known, unknown and imagined past impacts our lives.