19th New York African Film Festival

Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit

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Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit
Jane Munene, 2011
Kenya | 71 minutes

Filmmaker in person!

Unbroken Spirit recounts the indefatigable efforts of Monica Wangu Wamwere (a.k.a. Mama Koigi), mother of Kenyan human rights activist and political prisoner Koigi wa Wamwere. She participated (along with Noble Laureate Wangari Maathai) in the 1992 Mothers' Hunger Strike to release political prisoners and is a member of the Release Political Prisoners pressure group. Director Jane Munene’s rousing and deeply moving portrait introduces us to a largely an unknown African woman who is truly a remarkable spirit!

Series: 19th New York African Film Festival

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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