Maisha Magic Movies celebrates Women's Month with four must-watch films directed by female filmmakers in East Africa

09 March 2023
Female directors have been breaking barriers and making their mark in the film industry in East Africa.

Over the years, we have seen a rise in the number of women behind the camera, bringing to life stories that reflect their experiences and perspectives. This Women's Month, Maisha Magic Movies is showcasing four films directed by talented women that will captivate and inspire audiences.

The first film is Murder Camp directed by Lorrela Jowi from Kenya. The movie is a suspenseful thriller about a couples' retreat that turns deadly when one of the wives mysteriously dies. The surviving couples and friends are forced to stay on the campsite until the detectives unravel the case, and secrets start to unravel. This movie is a must-watch for fans of mystery and suspense.

The second film, Contract Love, is directed by Zippy Okoth from Kenya. The movie follows the story of a young law student who falls for her boyfriend's uncle after accepting a caregiving job. This film explores the complexities of love and the sacrifices one must make to pursue it. Contract Love is a touching and heart-warming story that will resonate with audiences of all ages.

Adela, directed by Ndumbagwe Misayo from Tanzania, is the third film on the list. The movie tells the story of a young woman in a dysfunctional family who attempts to escape the cycle of violence against women in her community. This film is a powerful commentary on the struggles faced by women in patriarchal societies and the resilience required to overcome them.

The final movie is Sister Alone, another film by Zippy Okoth from Kenya. The movie is about two spoiled children who must survive at home alone after their nanny abandons them. With their parents far from home, what could possibly go wrong? This film is a fun and light-hearted comedy that explores the challenges of parenting and the resilience of children.

These four films are a testament to the incredible talent and creativity of female directors in East Africa. Through their work, they have given voice to underrepresented communities and brought attention to important issues. As we celebrate Women's Month, let us take a moment to recognise the contributions of these remarkable women and support their efforts to tell stories that matter. Don’t miss all this on Maisha Magic Movies, DStv channel 141.