Friday, 23 July 2010


Emmanuel Jal will feature in the upcoming documentary Picha Mtaani, initiated by CNN photojournalist of the year Boniface Mwangi.
The initiative is a youth-led national reconciliation initiative established to “to engage the Kenyan youth in finding lasting solutions to attaining peace and reconciliation; to healing the nation”.
Jal speaks about how he witnessed his auntie been raped at the age of five, losing his mother in the war and the anguish he went through during the Sudan Civil War as a child soldier. He narrates how hard life as a refugee was and why young Kenyans should stop do their best to avoid a recurrence of what happened in 2007.
The deal to appear on the documentary was stuck after Picha Mtaani Founder Boniface Mwangi and Emmanuel Jal met in London. Boniface was in London after attending the TED conference in Oxford as one of the 2010 TED Global fellows. London based Kenyan Filmmaker David Mbiyu of 601 TV shot the video.
The documentary brings you the human story, an eyewitness account, of the tragedy that befell Kenyans after the 2007 December elections. His song We Want Peace will also feature in the movie.