‘Monsoon Wedding’s’ Mira Nair Boards ‘Our Land, Our Freedom’: ‘Colonization Has Robbed Us of Our Land, But Not Our Voices (EXCLUSIVE)

Our Land, Our Freedom
Courtesy of Muiraquita Filmes

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair (“Salaam Bombay!”) has come on board to executive produce “Our Land, Our Freedom,” from directors Meena Nanji and Zippy Kimundu, ahead of the film’s world premiere at IDFA, which takes places in Amsterdam Nov. 8 – 19. The documentary feature will screen as part of the festival’s Frontlight strand.

“Our Land, Our Freedom” follows Wanjugu Kimathi, daughter of the legendary leader of the Kenyan Land and Freedom Army, or Mau Mau Rebellion, Dedan Kimathi. When the resistance figure was hanged by the British authorities in 1957 for possession of firearms, his body was dumped at an unknown location. Now, Wanjugu follows in her mother’s footsteps to look for her father’s remains.

Read more: https://variety.com/2023/film/global/mira-nair-executive-producer-our-land-our-freedom-idfa-1235783916/

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