Bangarang; Kenya’s First Film on Amazon Prime Video

Kenyan film, Bangarang, is currently streaming on Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video. Multi-award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and director Robbin Odongo’s film premiered in cinemas across the country in 2021. Bangarang is inspired by actual events from the post-election violence in 2017 in Kisumu that led to the death of the six-month-old Baby Pendo.

Otile, a poor ‘bodaboda’ rider is jobless ten years down the line after graduating with second-class honours degree in automotive engineering. When election violence erupts after the disputed Kenyan presidential elections, Otile leads other rioters in the streets of Kisumu. He soon finds himself on the run when he is wrongfully accused of the death of innocent baby Pendo.

The Robbin Odongo produced film won an award at the Durban International Film Festival 2022 for Best African Feature Film and won Best East African Film at the Uganda Film Festival. It has opened in festivals around the world including the New York Diaspora Film Festival. Bangarang stars David Weda, Anaia Apesi, Duncan Ochieng and Rosemary Odire.


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