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This is a story of Barakoa, which highlights the huge part of our modern lives, our safety and protection through the easiest, cheapest and most effective measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. This story celebrates Barakoa who has been in existence but never noticed and was uncommon but know to a few. Barakoa has to battle with mixed feelings on his sudden rise to fame after the outbreak of Covid 19 that has dramatically reshaped the world, our continent and all our lives. Barakoa is unveiled to millions of people and now on the frontline to save the human race from this killer enemy and to give them hope of a better tomorrow. Barakoa helps bring into vision the call for responsibility and taking of charge from all level of life with continues reminder of Barakoa’s purpose. Given that Barakoa main job is to keep people safe as they go about their daily activities his job also comes with a lot of challenges from those that Barakoa is risking his life to help keep safe.

  • Fredrick Ochieng
  • Fredrick Ochieng
  • Felix Odhiambo
  • John Macharia
    Director of Photography
  • Ruben Besa
    Original Music and Sound
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    3 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    60 USD
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    4k at 30frames
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Director Biography - Fredrick Ochieng

I am a freelance filmmaker and a photographer. I am a documentary filmmaker. I got interested in film and photography when I was just 9 years old, using my point and shoot camera helped me get close to people got connected to their feelings. This reason made me have a great interest in humanity, hence my focus to tell stories about them and stories for change or that will start a positive dialogue from my community to the global village.

I have all over the years been interested in film and media development project in Kenya and beyond. I have been offering workshops, exchange programs and film screening to the upcoming filmmakers to have a chance to tell their own stories but most important have a space to learn, create and connect.

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Director Statement

Take that camera, tell that story, be that voice, that voice of change and positive dialogue.