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Wanjiru Kinyanjui

Der kampf um den heiligen baum (The battle of the sacred tree)

Edition 1996
82' - 1995 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Wanjiru Kinyanjui Composer: Mamadou Mbaye With: Margaret Nyacheo, Catherine Kariuki, Roslynn Kimani
Mumbi believes that the Sacred Tree is a godly place. Immaculate believes that the Tree is the work of the devil. Besides, she believes that Mumbi is a prostitute. The Chief believes that Immaculate is a stupid goat. Bulega believes that too. He also believes that Mumbi is a lovely woman. Mwangi believes that Mumbi belongs to him because he paid bride-price for her. Otherwise he doesn't believe much. The Christian Women's Union believes in the philosophy and the deed. The Christian Women's Union has attempted to rid its community of three " works of evil." The local bar, Mzee's "primitive" herbal medicine and the "so-called" Sacred Tree. But when a school-girl is caught "sacrificing" under the "pagan" tree...

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Credits

Director

Wanjiru Kinyanjui

Composer

Mamadou Mbaye

With

Margaret Nyacheo, Catherine Kariuki, Roslynn Kimani

Scenario

Wanjiru Kinyanjui, Barbara Kimenye

Director of Photography

François Kotlarski

Editor

Eva López Echegoyen

Producer

Kristov Brändli

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

Germany, France, Kenya

Year

1995

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