Tuesday, 11 May 2010

NEW FILM ON FIGHTING CORRUPTION ONLINE

Yonie Andal the producer of the movie

Filmmaker Yonie Andal has finished shooting a movie that will shed light on the kitu kidogo culture in the Kenyan transport sector.
Hongo (bribe in Swahili) is a short 15-minute film shot in March and it should be out by the end of May.
The film follows Martin a 15-year-old who on his way home aboard a matatu, witnesses a traffic police officer being bribed by the vehicle's conductor. Martin played by Morgan Omondi

Dismayed by the act, he reports the incident to the authorities via online services.
“Corruption is global not only in Kenya and the aim of the movie is to send out the message that anyone can fight the act no matter the age. It has a unique approach; the 15-year-old boy doesn't utter a word in the film. As filmmakers we have different ways of expressing our views and telling stories,” Yonie said.
 “We intend to shoot the long feature in the future after we marketing the film globally in a bid to source for funds because our target is the global market. Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.”
The cast includes Morgan Omondi (Martin), Nelson Obwogi (the conductor) and Francis Soya (Traffic Police).
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