Kenya’s coming-of-age tale
With our education system and its problems constantly making headlines, drama series based on this fraught terrain have been popular. Take Yizo Yizo, for instance.
Now, SABC2’s new show Mamello, which means resilience, focuses on two teachers, Keneilwe (Tsholo Coming of Age ED (DStv channel 190) Thursday, 7.55pm #Trending has said it once, and we’ll say it again: ED is the most valuable channel on DStv right now. Why? Because it screens superb, awardwinning documentaries that viewers would never ordinarily get to see, and the majority of them are African.
viewing. The latest is Coming of Age, a 2007 Kenyan documentary by awardwinning film maker Judy Kibinge.
It shows “the quirky optimism that came with independence from colonialism, then the dark days as an adolescent under dictatorship, and now the new promise of multiparty democracy”.
This is compulsory – Grethe Koen
VISUAL Kenya’s award-winning
film maker Judy Kibinge