Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership’s feature-length film, Inside Story, will be returning to Kenya next week as one of the official selections for the 7th annual Kenya International Film Festival.
The film, which brings together an all-star, pan-African cast in a compelling story of football, young love, and a twist of science has a two-fold mission: entertaining audiences while also educating them about HIV/AIDS.
Directed by Rolie Nikiwe (Tsha Tsha, The Lab, Intersexions) and filmed in Kenya and South Africa, Inside Story stars Kevin Ndege Mamboleo (Changing Times) as Kalu, a gifted footballer who moves from rural Kenya to urban Johannesburg to follow his dream and support his family. His path becomes more challenging when he falls in love with the coach’s daughter, Ify (Kendra Etufunwa), and subsequently finds out he is HIV-positive. Mamboleo and Etufunwa (Jacob’s Cross) are joined by international stars including Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Hotel Rwanda, 24) as Kalu’s mentor and tough-as-nails coach, Fana Mokoena (Blood Diamond, Hotel Rwanda) as the ruthless team owner, and Regina-Re as Kalu’s mother, Miriam.
“Knowledge is power, and with Inside Story we have a powerful tool with which to share the science of HIV,’ said Aric Noboa, President, Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership and Executive Producer, Inside Story. “This is the right time for Inside Story, an innovative approach to helping eradicate HIV/AIDS in Africa and beyond.’
Inside Story will be available to audiences across sub-Saharan Africa later this year and early 2013 through theatrical, broadcast, online and grassroots platforms.