An African Answer
More than one thousand people were killed following disputed elections in Kenya at the end of 2007. Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor Jame Wuye – former militia leaders turned peace-makers from Nigeria – were invited to mediate in the worst-affected district. This film depicts their dramatic bid to bring healing and reconciliation after death and destruction.
An African Answer, shot in Kenya, was premiered in Nairobi on 11 June 2010 in the Amani Room of the Serena Hotel in Nairobi. ‘Amani’ means peace in Swahili and the room acquired its name after Kenya’s post-election violence in 2008. It was here that Kofi Annan brokered the National Peace Accord and the formation of Kenya’s present coalition government.
The film had its UK public launch on 9 November 2010.