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Kenyan-US Film to Premier in US on President Ruto’s State Visit

“Searching for Amani” will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 8, 2024, following the state visit to the United States by President William Ruto.

Searching for Amani is a cross-cultural film produced by a collaboration of Kenyan and American filmmakers.

It tells the story of Simon Ali, a 13-year-old boy whose life is changed when his father, a respected conservancy guide, is murdered under suspicious circumstances.

Simon’s Odyssey in Searching for Amani

Simon embarks on a journey faced with the daunting task of unraveling the mystery surrounding his father’s death.

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The young boy is armed only with a video camera and an unwavering desire for truth.

Simon’s transformative journey from a grief-stricken child to a determined young man is a poignant reminder of the strength in the pursuit of truth.

The film is an example of how the spirit of collaboration in film production transcends borders and cultural boundaries.

The Kenyan-American co-production will have its World Premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, on the heels of Kenyan President William Ruto’s state visit to the White House.

Big Names Behind Searching for Amani

The Kenyan cast and crew will travel to the US to attend the film premiere, a step forward in cultural diplomacy between the two nations.

The film is directed by Nicole Gormley and Debra Aroko, and produced by Peter Goetz, Nicole Gormley Mungai Kiroga, and Caryn Capotosto.

This film is also executive produced by acclaimed Kenyan conservationist and WildlifeDirect’s CEO Dr. Paula Kahumbu.

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