Mvua Farasi revolves around a Kenyan race course in the outskirts of Nairobi were time seems to have frozen in the 70’s when the colonial era ended.
The film takes place at the race course during the preparations before a big race and follow a jockey and a groom as they work their horses and remembers the recent floodings caused by El Nino, and how it has affected the horses racing abilities. The last two floodings coincided with the racing season in Nairobi and the people at the stable has had to live with them in the same way as they once had to deal with the aftermaths of the Commonwelth’s rulings. In order to predict future storms and changes, one of the grooms uses his hen and it’s eggs to make pseudo scientific rituals and measurements an attempt to stay in control when forces and conditions in nature and society are not. In the film, different narratives, eras and realities come together as documentary material is mixed with fictive stories.Rent this work for public screenings