Kenya: The Kenya Film Classification Board, on Saturday, 9th September 2023, joined hundreds of film lovers, creatives, and other dignitaries at the Nyali Cinemax, Mombasa, for the premiere of ‘Mvera’, a locally produced film.
Produced and directed by the award-winning Kenyan filmmaker and CEO of AR Films, Daudi Anguka, the film that KFCB examined and rated 16 (suitable for persons aged 16 years and above) is about corrupt leadership that has left a community in Mombasa in the grip of poverty.
As a result, a local company owned by a shrewd millionaire, Thabiti, offers young people the opportunity to find work abroad.
Mvera, a self-centred woman who is also on a mission to search for her lost mother and also one of the applicants, soon discovers they are all trapped in an organ trafficking ring. She is forced on a hero’s journey as she tries to make it back home to warn the villagers about Thabiti. A man they plan to vote in as Governor for all the “support he is giving to the community.
Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir officiated the film premiere as the Chief Guest and expressed his Government’s commitment to supporting the local creatives.
While addressing film enthusiasts, KFCB’s Ag. CEO Wamalwa lauded the producers and cast of Mvera for a job well done.
“Mvera film tells a story of our modern-day society. It brings to light the challenges and hopes that every household undergoes to change family fortunes. Indeed, it’s a masterpiece that affirms that hard work triumphs evil,” he said.
The Ag CEO reiterated KFCB’s commitment to supporting initiatives geared toward spurring the growth of the Creative Economy in line with the Government’s Bottom-Up Economic Agenda (BETA).
Last evening, Warembo Na Raila, Coast Chapter, along with hundreds of Mombasa residents, enthusiastically inaugurated the premiere of ‘MVERA,’ a captivating feature film crafted by Mombasa’s very own Daudi Anguka.
Embracing and endorsing local film production and talent not only enhances the cultural tapestry but also serves as a catalyst for economic prosperity and social advancement within the County and the broader Coastal Region.