Soul Boy

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Soul Boy

Full African Drama Movie in English

Nairobi, Kenya. 14 year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa. One morning the teenager discovers his father ill and delirious. Someone has stolen his soul, mumbles the father as he sits huddled in a corner. Abila is shocked and confused but wants to help his father and goes in search of a suitable cure. Supported by his friend Shiku who is the same age as him, he learns that his father has gambled his soul away in the company of a spiritual woman. The teenager doesn’t want to believe it and sets about looking for the witch. When he finally discovers her in the darkest corner of the ghetto, she gives him seven challenging tasks to save his father’s lost soul. Abila embarks on an adventurous journey which leads him right through the microcosm of his home town.

Language
Swahili, Kikuyu, English
Genre
Children & Youth Drama
Country
Kenya
Year
2010
Director
Hawa Essuman
Actors
Oris Erhuero, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ama K. Abebrese
Production
One Fine Days Films, Ginger Ink Films Kenya
Length
60 min minutes
Festivals / Awards
Kenya International Film Festival 2010: Best East African Film