Lydiah N. Gitachu
Written and Directed by: Wanuri Kahiu
Produced by: Kuxi Ghai and Anna Marano
Music by: Eric Wainaina
Cinematography by: Marius van Graan
Film Editing by: Chris King
Art Direction by: Kaye Tuckerman
Sound Department: Nico Berthold and Richard Ngugi
As the title suggests, From A Whisper gives an intimate look at the effects of the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi – a look that softly builds from a whisper to a scream. The film seamlessly integrates footage from the actual attack, yet centers on the relationship between a young woman who lost her mother in the blast and the man whose best friend was the perpetrator. As the stories interweave across time and space, the characters explore the possibilities of forgiveness and healing in the face of violent loss.
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