The acclaimed short film "Act Of Love" continues to garner recognition, adding Best Short Film and Best Scriptwriter accolades at the inaugural Mombasa International Film Festival to its list of achievements.
Celebratory Screening Details
- Date and Time: Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 8pm to 10pm
- Venue: The Alchemist in Westlands
- Collaboration: In collaboration with MyMovies.Africa™, the event aims to share the impactful narrative with a wider audience.
- Limited Seating: Only 100 seats available
- Registration: Interested individuals can register for the screening here.
Storyline and Impact
"Act Of Love" is inspired by a true story set in Nairobi, focusing on Juliana (Mwixx Mutinda), a young mother navigating the challenges of motherhood amidst the pursuit of a livelihood. The film sheds light on the harsh realities faced by women and addresses the prevalence of Post-Partum Depression (PPD) in Africa.
Acknowledgments and Insights
- Critical Acclaim: The film has received critical acclaim and recognition at various international film festivals, including the 9th Mashariki African Film Festival in Kigali, Rwanda, and the inaugural Sauti Zetu Film Festival in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
- Addressing Maternal Mental Health: Producer Shirleen Wangari emphasizes the importance of addressing maternal mental health challenges, particularly the prevalence of PPD, which can significantly impact mothers, newborns, families, and communities.
- Global Recognition: "Act Of Love" has been selected for prestigious events such as the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Swahili International Film Festival & Awards, Fragments Festival in the UK, and the Hollywood African Cinema Connection (HACC) Film Festival in America.
- Distribution and Impact: Trushna Buddhdev-Patel of YAKWETU™ underscores the film's availability on MyMovies.Africa™ and its licensing to various platforms to reach a broader African and Diasporan audience.
- Call for Collaboration: Chloe Genga, Impact Producer at LightBox Africa, invites collaboration with partners to raise awareness about Post-Partum Depression, maternal health, and mental health.
"Act Of Love" is produced by Blackwell Films in collaboration with Ripple Productions and funded by Some Fine Day Pix, GIZ, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development of Germany, and DocuBox East Africa Fund.
Don't miss this opportunity to witness the powerful storytelling and important message of "Act Of Love" at its celebratory screening in Nairobi.