Owino

  • Original title: Owino
  • Direction: Javier Marín, Yusuf Razzaque
  • Production: Desirée García, Naroa Zurutuza, Oriol Gisbert
  • Photography: Timothy Mwaura
  • Edition: Joash Omondi
  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 72'
  • Language: English, Swahili
  • Web: owinomovie.com
  • Valencian Premiere

Synopsis

History of a small African community struggling to survive against a powerful industry and a corrupt government that contaminated their lives. Life was quiet in Owino Uhuru, until an illegal lead recycling plant was installed in the heart of this Kenyan settlement and began to dump its waste into the air, soil and water, causing a trail of destruction.

Schedule

Saturday 28 | 20:30 | La Filmoteca
Sunday 29 | 17:00 | Octubre CCC
Monday 30 | 18:00 | Docs a la Plaça

Javier Marín (Murcia, 1975) studied information science and began his professional career as editor of the EFE Agency. Later he headed the culture section, in which he wrote films and covered different international festivals. In 2013 he moved to Nairobi as a correspondent and two years later was appointed director for the sub-Saharan Africa region. In Kenya he specialized in recording and editing informative videos on social issues.

  • Owino (2017).
  • 62nd Valladolid International Film Festival (2017).
  • XVI RIFF Rome Independent Film Festival (2017).
  • XVI Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona (2017).

Yusuf Razzaque (Los Angeles, 1972), studied film and psychology production at the USC. He began his career as an assistant and production designer in several short films and student films. Later he became a teacher and art teacher for several years in California. After spending almost 15 years in Spain, he moved to Nairobi, Kenya, and has collaborated with art festivals and created artistic installations for numerous events in that city.

  • Owino (2017).
  • 62nd Valladolid International Film Festival (2017).
  • XVI RIFF Rome Independent Film Festival (2017).
  • XVI Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona (2017).
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