More than one thousand people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes, following disputed elections in Kenya at the end of 2007. Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye – former militia leaders turned peace-makers from Nigeria – were invited to mediate in the worst-affected district. An African Answer depicts their dramatic bid to bring healing and reconciliation after death and destruction.
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An African Answer
Price $25 plus postage and packaging. (single copies currently unavailable)
The film depicts the dynamics of an effective, African approach to conflict resolution between rival ethnic groups. It demonstrates that durable, peaceful coexistence between communities formerly in conflict is feasible in Kenya and beyond. Above all, the film gives home that grassroots communities can reject violence and rebuild peace and prosperity.
Available in English and French.
2-DVD Box Set
Price $45 plus postage and packaging.
An African Answer also comes in a 2-DVD Box Set with The Imam & the Pastor. This documentary shares how the duo transformed from sworn enemies to reconciled peacebuilders.
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Please Note: The prices listed above for single copies and the 2-DVD Box Set are for personal / home use only. To inquire about a license for public screenings by nonprofits, institutions or government - as well as for educational usage, please contact us for more information.
'This is a very important film. We need to learn, indeed, from Imam Ashafa and Pastor James and multiply in a thousand places their experiences of healing and reconciliation.'
'This film deals with real needs felt by ordinary people. It shows that there are solutions to what seem to be almost intractable conflicts. It can help people reject violence, it can foster reconciliation and healing, it can help people find answers.'
Dr. Samuel Kobia, General-Secretary, World Council of Churches (2004 - 2009)
'An African Answer is instructive. Pastor James and Imam Ashafa are untiring examples of the potential for reconciliation and the depth of resources that faith traditions can bring.'
Katherine Marshal in The Washington Post
Narrator: Kathleen Openda
Camera: Robinson Malemo & Tony Biwott
Project Consultant: Joseph Karanja
Production Assistant: Sulaiman Shah
Production Consultant: Dana Kahil Trometer & Mary Winstanley Channer
Editor: Imad Karam
Post-Production: Tarmak Films, London & InCA, Nairobi
Additional Footage: ITN Archive & Hillary Obinda
Producer: Imad Karam
Director: Alan Channer
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