It's Us portrays a typical Kenyan community consisting of a harmonious muddle of tribes, intermarriages, and extended families. Then one day rumours begin to spread, mistrust suddenly takes hold and people are identified as belonging to a different tribe. Caught in this ripple effect, old friends begin to turn on each other and in a matter of days, the bonds and alliances that are the foundation of the community are severed. Despite its joyous vibrancy, It's Us is a film that deals with vitally important issues, both in Kenya, still recovering from the violence of 2008, and beyond.
Kenya, 2013, Feature, 92mins
Directed by Nick Reding
starring Joseph Babu Kimani (or Joseph Wairimu), Jacky Vike, Peter King, Godfrey Ojiambo, Krysteen Savane, Umi Rajab, Mwajuma Bahati, Ednah Daisy, Paul Kades, Irungu Wairimu, Mercy Wanjiru, Ali Mlatso, Trizah Musimbi, Trizah Kabue, Alfred Calypso