Private Project

I Won't Kneel

The considerable difference in how the girl-child and the boy-child are raised in many African homes is largely attributed to patriarchy. This documentary film explores the logic behind Patriarchy through the lens of a cultural practice that is women and girls kneeling down while greeting other members of the society- a treasured custom among my people- the Japadhola of Eastern Uganda.

  • Hilda Awori
    Director
    None
  • Hilda Awori
    Writer
    Sunset in Makoko and Promises
  • Hilda Awori
    Producer
    Promises
  • Mungai Kiroga
    Producer
    Joy's Garden
  • Judy Kibinge
    Executive producer
    The Letter
  • Peter Mudamba
    Executive producer
    The Letter
  • Allen Onyige
    Director of photography
    Sunset in Makoko, Ananze and the Zipman
  • Collin Nathan Ouma
    Editor
  • Wanjiku Waweru Mary
    Editor
  • Ssozi Joseph
    Sound operator
  • Hillary Hillax Lanogwa
    Camera Operator
  • Dennis U Benson
    Music composer
    Sunset in Makoko
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Uganda
  • Country of Filming:
    Uganda
  • Language:
    Other
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Uganda Film Festival
    Kampala
    Uganda
    Award Winner
  • Silicone Valley African Film Festival- SVAFF
    California
    United States
    October 8, 2021
    Finalist
  • Africa Film for Impact Film Festival
    Abuja
    Nigeria
    November 5, 2021
    Award winner
  • Eastern Nigeria International film Festival
    Abuja
    Nigeria
    November 19, 2021
    Award Winner
  • Kalasha International film and Television awards
    Nairobi
    Kenya
    November 20, 2020
    Official selection
  • Ghuangzhou International Documentary Film Festival
    Ghuangzhou
    China
    December 6, 2021
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • Multichoice group/ DSTV
    Rights: Paid TV
Director - Hilda Awori