Why do people prefer light?

“Birth of Light” immerses viewers in Illaut, a remote Kenyan desert community on the brink of a monumental shift. As electricity and a 3G network edge closer, this nomadic land faces a pivotal moment where tradition and modernity collide. Against a relentless drought, the film chronicles the intricate interplay between technological progress, cultural heritage, and environmental challenges. Through evocative storytelling, it prompts contemplation of the complexities that arise when a self-sufficient way of life intersects with the promises and disruptions of “the light.

Release date
2023 (Netherlands)
Swahili, Maa, Rendille
Seriousfilm, Clinch

Feature: Death of Darkness Project