Sunday, 6 June 2010


The awards of the 7th edition of Tarifa African Film Festival saw four Kenyan films screened and three Kenyan actors win the coveted best actor award.
Ken Ambani, Abubakar Mwenda and Godfrey Odhiambo, all who starred in Wanuri’s bomb blast movie From a Whisper took home the coveted prize for Best Actor.
The three walked away with a cash price of €2500 (Sh291,237) and a trophy. A speechless Ken who received the news from Wanuri said, “It means a lot to be recognised internationally.”
He added, “I will use this platform to give back to my employers (Posta) by articulating our products as well as raising awareness on the rights of actors across the country to ensure that we are appreciated for our craft.”
The three were awarded for their collective work, which enables viewers to experience the internal conflict of a society torn apart by terrorism.
Also selected for this year’s festival are Wanuri Kahiu’s From a Whisper and Pumzi, Hawa Essuman’s Soul Boy and In my Genes by Lupita Nyong’o.