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REED is an inspiring story about Omari, a remarkable young man who overcame the challenges of living with a disability. Abandoned by his mother due to his osteoporosis, Omari was rescued by a group of fishermen who welcomed him into their community and raised him as one of their own. Despite his physical limitations, Omari has become a skilled fisherman and a provider for his family. Through his journey, we discover the incredible strength and resilience of the human spirit. REED is a moving reminder that disability does not define a person's ability and that a supportive community can make all the difference.

  • Tracy Gimase Amadi
    Whatever Happens, Folded Dreams
  • Saumu Kombo
  • Tracy Gimase Amadi
    Whatever Happens, Folded Dreams, Such is Life
  • Viboks Omondi
  • Omari Issa
    Key Cast
  • Omari Salim
    Key Cast
    "Baba Saidi"
  • Viboks Omondi
    It's dad,
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    430 USD
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Director Biography - Tracy Gimase Amadi

Tracy Amadi is a highly accomplished filmmaker hailing from Nairobi, Kenya. With over nine years of experience in the Theatre and Film industry, Tracy has established herself as an award-winning Director, Producer, and Actor. Her impressive body of work has significantly impacted the fast-rising Kenyan Film Industry, with her outstanding contributions earning her numerous credits.

As Director and Producer, Tracy's recent works, including "CHACHU," "UNDUGU," "REED," and "LOVE ZAWADI," have received critical acclaim and recognition in various Film Festivals worldwide, highlighting her exceptional talent and creative vision. Tracy's commitment to telling authentic African stories that resonate with her audience is a testament to her artistic style. Through her films, Tracy brings the beauty and charm of Africa to life, captivating audiences with her unique storytelling approach.

Tracy's recently commissioned feature film by Maisha Magic Movies is another testament to her talent and dedication. Her exceptional work has cemented her status as one of Africa's most talented and respected filmmakers. Additionally, her noteworthy performances as an Actor in films like "Just in Time" on Netflix and "Plan B" on IMDB, and 'CHAGUO' on Netflix have garnered critical acclaim and recognition.

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Director Statement

As the Director of REED, I aimed to showcase Omari's inspiring journey from being abandoned due to his disability to finding a home with fishermen who raised him as one of their own. This film highlights the themes of disability, acceptance, and the societal impact on those who are differently-abled. Our hope was to create a visually stunning and emotionally compelling film that inspires viewers to appreciate the strength and determination of those living with disabilities. The performances, scenery, and soundtrack are all a testament to the powerful emotional resonance of Omari's story, and I believe this film will continue to inspire audiences long after watching it.

And I strongly believe that Disability is not inability.