Taharuki (Suspense)

  • Taharuki (Suspense)
Genre : Political
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2011
Format : Short
Running time : 12 (in minutes)

Set against the backdrop of the start of the devastating post-election violence that took place in Kenya in 2007/2008 and has left tens of thousands of Kenyans homeless, traumatized or dead, Taharuki (Suspense) is the fictional account of a man and woman from opposing ethnic tribes who're working for an underground liberation movement to expose a child-trafficking cartel when something goes wrong, and they're forced to make tough choices in order to stay alive and complete their mission. Time is running out, lives are at stake, and every second counts. What they choose could change the course of history.

Waridi > Miriam Chemmoss
Kevin > Gilbert Owuor
Intruder > Chris Kamau
Trafficked Child > Kiara Chloe Daito McFadden
Murky Figure 1 > Kakuri Omari
Murky Figure 2 > Moses Tar
Murky Figure 3 > George Wilson Jr
Murky Figure 4 > Lavern Rutivi

Executive Producer Ekwa Msangi-Omari

Co-Producer Kia Barbee

Consulting Producer Inna Braude

Associate Producers Njeri Micheu & Monika Greenleaf

Writer/Director Ekwa Msangi-Omari

Assistant Director Ela Thier

Director of Cinematography Milton Kam

Assistant Camera Tim Trotman

Script Supervisor Alex Seki

Gaffer Alexa Harris

Grip Lavern Lutivi

Production Designer Virginia Hastings

Art Design (Kenya) Ali Mwangola

Assistant Props (Kenya) Hatibu Mohammed

Assistant Production Design Njeri Micheu

Location Sound Wade Vantrease

Hair & Make Up Monique Albritton

Production Assistants Oliver Luisi & Vincho Nchogu

Stills Photographer Elizabeth Strong

Behind the Scenes Video Ellison Santos

Location City Explorers, Inc.

Catering Kohzee Café and Restuaruant, Park Slope

Catering PA Adobuere Ebiama

Offline Editor Eddie Perodin

Titles and Color Winnie Ng

Assistant Editor Cameron Kelly

Supervising Sound Editor & Re-Recording Mixer Carlos "Storm" Martinez

Additional Sound FX (Kenya) George Audi

Original Music Eric Wainaina


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  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
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  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
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