Thursday, 17 June 2010


For the second year running, Jitu Films have been nominated for awards at the annual Rwandan film festival. Last year, Jitu had four movies entered in the competition and the banned horror film Otto the bloodbath won the award for the best East African Film of 2009. This year, the two films being featured are Chasing Moses which was featured in the Thessaloniki Film Festival last November, and Selfish? - the first feature film by Hawa Essuman.
Hawa will also be represented in the festival by her latest film Soul boy which will be the film of the closing ceremony. Chasing Moses revolves around Moses, a poor disabled breadwinner, who is out in the slums trying to earn some money to feed his family.
Selfish? follows the lives of two women, Angela, an advertising executive and Mercy, a part time model. Both fall pregnant and choose different paths. All the Kenyan films will compete for the award of the best East African Film together with entries from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. The 6th Rwanda film festival is scheduled for July 11-22 and the screening dates of the movies will be announced soon.