PEAR

PEAR is the story of a campus first year girl, Anita. Anita is a naïve girl, guided by her moral values. She is new to Campus life and things seem strange but there is a lot of pressure to conform to this life. She tries to stay true to her values but the peer pressure and curiosity is very strong. She finds herself in a party. The one time she fails to honour her values,She gets raped. This leads her to a path of depression. Her fears make her turn into a violent person. She ends up threatening her friends and hurting them. She is left on her own and she does not know who to talk to so she turns to drugs. She finds out she is pregnant and at this point, Anita can not handle the mental torture so she decides to end her life but her family and friends come to her rescue and they get help for her.
We named the film PEAR in scrabble form which can be reorganized to symbolize the scrabble of life and how things happening around us can change who we end up becoming. Also because of the fruit pear which turns colour once bitten to symbolize how Anita’s life,mental state and character changed after being raped. Pear also is a representation of ‘Peer‘ which also brings about the aspect of peer pressure which shapes us in so many ways.

  • IRUNGU MOSES MURIUKI
    Director
    Director award winning film- Nailantei
  • Glory Kawira Gitonga
    Writer
    writer- She is number one
  • Glory Kawira and Moses Irungu
    Producer
  • Glory Kawira Gitonga
    Key Cast
    "Anita"
    Best actress National Kenya university drama festivals 2018
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Kenya
  • Country of Filming:
    Kenya
  • Language:
    English, Swahili
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Mobile Phone
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • My Kenya My Story
Distribution Information
  • CoElib Media
Director Biography - IRUNGU MOSES MURIUKI

Moses Irungu is a qualified, passionate audio-visual content developer with over three years experience in the media industry.

My 3+ Experience in the media industry has enabled me develop good content and create consistency in quality and likable production outputs ranging from, documentaries, advertisements, TV shows and Film.

My personal strengths are adaptability, visual ability, originality and the determination to get a job done. I do try to own the tasks I have been assigned to and when am delegating duties, I make sure I guide them appropriately.
Moses Irungu has directed pilot short film-She is number one and award winning short film-Nailantei
He has been working on a program CoElib TV which create a platform for young student to showcase and nurture their talents.

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Director Statement

Mental illness is something that has affected so many people and some never get to know they are suffering from it . I have interacted with many victims of post traumatic stress disorder and I wanted to address the issue. I have spoken with many victims of rape, gender based violence and other forms of violence . I have seen how all of this affects people mentally,physically and psychologically so I felt I had a responsibility to educate and bring change through film