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 4G 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”.

On December 15th, Birth of Light will be the openings film of Roots Film Festival in The Hague. To attend the free screening on the 16th, reserve your tickets at: https://filmhuisdenhaag.nl/films/birth-of-light-roots

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

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