Wed 2 Nov | 18:30 | Hackney Picturehouse     BOOK NOW

Thur 3 Nov | 20:45 | Ritzy Brixton                           BOOK NOW

Dir. Mbithi Masya
Kenya, Germany. 2016. 75 mins. Swahili and English with English subtitles. N/C 15+

Kaleche, a young amnesiac, wakes up in a hut, with no idea how she got there. She is greeted by a group of strangers. They tell her that she is dead and that this is Kati Kati, the afterlife. She senses a mutual attraction with group leader Thoma, who encourages Keleche to recollect her memories, while she helps him find the path to personal acceptance. The feature debut from Mbithi Masya, one third of Kenya’s acclaimed alternative house-funk trio Just a Band, boldly seeks answers to the country’s recent violent past.

A_Award_42px Eligible for the Film Africa 2016 Audience Award

Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Mbithi Masya.


Born and raised in Nairobi, filmmaker, writer and artist Mbithi Masya began his career in advertising. After joining the highly acclaimed experimental art collective JUST A BAND, he left his role as an agency art director to focus on film and music. Over the course of four years he worked on several video installations, including KUDISHNYAO! which was hosted at the Rush Gallery in New York in 2012.  He has directed numerous short films, documentaries and music videos. Kati Kati is his debut feature film.