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Name: Subira

Country: Kenia

Year of publication: 2005

Format: DVD

Color: color

Language : OF Swahili m. engl. UT

Duration: 12 Minuten

Direction: Chadha, Ravneet Singh

Screenplay: Chadha, Ravneet Singh

Camera: Collett, Nathan

Editing: Ndirangu, Wanjugu; Murungi, Philip

Actor: Mohammed, Saada; Ahmed, Mwanatum; Mohammed, Aisha; Hussein, Babu


Subira, 11, is a cheeky young girl raised in an orthodox Muslim community on the remote island of Lamu, Kenya. She dreams of being as free as her brother, but her mother wants her to follow tradition and learn to be a exemplary woman. Subira, however, has other plans. She wants to live by her own rules no matter what people say.