An African Tale

Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv

This is a saga of a young man named Sajim. Despite his lack of dowry, Sajim goes to great lengths to try and secure his marriage to the love of his life, Mila. The story is set in the 1800's. The plot revolves around Sajim and his best friend, Njano, who try to procure enough money for the dowry and beat the Chief in paying for Mila's hand in marriage. In the process of raiding, he meets a beautiful girl named Nana, from another village. True to his vow to pay the dowry for Mila, he goes back home just before her wedding. Mila is forbidden to marry Sajim by her mother, despite him bringing the dowry, due to the secrets kept by Mama Mila, Mama Sajim and a medicine woman. The two love-stricken young adults find themselves in the arms of others but fate tries one more time to pull them back together.

Producer: Shirleen Wangari
Director: Gilbert Lukalia

Country: Kenya
Running Time:85 minutes
Total Budget: $180,000
Finances Committed: n/a

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