Experiencing Interruptions?


This is a 13-min documentary film project highlighting the challenges school-going in Kenya children face accessing quality education in low income urban environments. The name "Nielimishe" is Swahili for "educate me!" and was selected with the intention of empowering the children in the film and others like them to demand to be educated as is their right.

  • Wanjeri Gakuru
  • East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights)
  • Aziza Ong'wasia
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Swahili
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Director Biography - Wanjeri Gakuru

Wanjeri Gakuru is a freelance journalist, essayist and filmmaker invested in gender equality and social justice. A cross-section of her writing has appeared in Transition Magazine, The Africa Report, LA Times Magazine and CNN, among others. She has co-written award-winning feature films including the internationally acclaimed, Supa Modo (2018) which accrued 44 awards and nominations and was Kenya's submission in the Best Foreign Language Category at the 91st Academy Awards. She has also written, directed and produced short films and commercial documentaries that have screened at local and international festivals such as Accra Animation Film Festival (Ghana), Encounters Short Film Festival (UK) and URUSARO IWFF (RWANDA). She was in the writers room for high-quality Kenyan TV drama series, Country Queen (currently being shopped internationally). Wanjeri is also the Partnerships Director of Rogue Film Society (RFS), a collective of multi-talented African filmmakers and thespians working in film, TV, theater and advertising.

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