Strength of a woman the award winning fiction-drama by PickPoint Production Studios’ award will premiere on 5th March, 2015 to coincide with the International Women’s day weekend. It will be showing at the Prestige Plaza Planet Cinemas and will be showing all weekend.
Strength of a woman is the story of Julia, a 16 year old girl trying to go to school with the support of her financially struggling mother. But her abusive, drunk father wants to stop her from achieving her dreams and wants to marry her off. The movie has been praised as “an excellent film… about basic human dignity.”
The film won 5 awards during the 2014 Kalasha Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Lighting and Best Original Score. Some of the actors include Rose K. Njoroge Laura Leila Wingate, Ashford Kirimi and Sandra Dhacha.
The movie by Manasseh M. Chege and Wanjiru Gathu will be the centerpiece for the international women’s day celebration. The world will be celebrating the milestones made to combat violence against women and advocate for women empowerment and education.
“Strength of a Woman” explicitly celebrates acts of courage and determination by one ordinary woman who plays an extraordinary role in her family and community and it is envisaged that the film will inspire many more women in Kenya to stand up and be agents of change.
Compelling, humorous, deeply human, “Strength of a Woman “is a story about, the power of determination, hope and the courage it takes to find your voice as Julia’s determination to gain an education and have a better life than her mother had becomes her driving force to change her life forever despite growing up in an environment of poverty and her father’s gambling, alcoholism and abuse.
Creative Director Manasseh M. Chege said, “International Women’s Day is the time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality and we have done our part by highlighting this in our movie “.
After the premiere, the creators of the film will embark on a countrywide screening with the first phase targeting Nairobi in March, Nakuru in April, Kisumu in May, Eldoret in June, Mombasa in July and subsequently other major towns in the country.
You can get tickets at www.ticketsasa.com or Prestige Planet Cinemas Ngong Road.
The film has been invited to screen at John Hopkins University, Baltimore during the global health week – 1st April to 6th April 2015.
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