This Migrant Business

This Migrant Business, shows the systems that exist that enable and exploit African migrants seeking better lives in the Middle East and Europe. The system creates a cyclic force that ensures that demand and supply will continue to to feed into each other, indefinitely. This is a lucrative trade with vulnerable people as its currency.

  • Ng'endo Mukii
    Director
    Yellow Fever
  • Ng'endo Mukii
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Kenya
  • Country of Filming:
    Kenya
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digit HDal
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Udada Film festival,
    Nairobi
  • Festival LTC Poland,
    Warsaw
  • Underexposed Film Festival
    South Carolina
  • Exterritory Project Festival,
    Tel Aviv
  • 38ème Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
    Clermont Ferrand
  • Tricky Women Festival
    Vienna
  • Tampere Film Festival
    Tampere
  • African, Asian and Latin America Film Festival of Milano
    Milan
Director Biography - Ng'endo Mukii

On the Ides of March, a creature with a fiery afro was born. Small in stature and withdrawn in nature, she led a reclusive life on the green highlands of Kenya, overlooking the savannah seas.

Receiving her primary education under the instruction of Catholic nuns, she left her home to experience the Century’s Super Power. She later passed many moons, prancing in the Queen’s country, nibbling on crumpets and searching through the dense fog.

Today she can be found armed with a pressure sensitive stylus, and a macro lens. She spends her time between Nairobi and Tsavo, animating little children, photographing dung beetles, and running away from scorpions.

Ng’endo Mukii is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2012) and the Rhode Island School of Design (2006). She works in Nairobi as an independent filmmaker. She is a Berlinale Talents and Design Indaba Alumni, and has received several accolades for her films.

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