The infamous 2015 Mandera bus attack short film Watu Wote which was based on a true story has been nominated for an Oscar Award!
For starters it should be noted that Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab gang for a decade now. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians has been growing until in December 2015 when Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
In a historic moment held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles, USA, Watu Wote is now on the path to make history in Kenya by winning an Oscar.
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Speaking to our close sources, one of the film’s liaisons in Nairobi stated that they were excited with the news and are upbeat after achieving the huge milestone.
“This is historic; the nomination is a big deal and a huge nod for the actors, the film industry, and Kenya as a whole. We look forward to travelling to the award ceremony later in the year where we are hopeful that we will bring the Oscar home.”
The film that chronicles the tragic Al-Shabaab militant bus attack that took place in Mandera was first nominated for the Student Oscars and went ahead to win the coveted accolade.
The short film that was produced in 2016 as the graduation film for the Hamburg Media School master class program.