Kenyan warrior pic in works

World Brief

A film based on a legendary Luo warrior will be made in Kenya next year in a project that aims to boost the African image in history and on screen.

According to oral tradition, Lwanda Magere was invincible in battle against the Kipsigis tribe — until they discovered the secret of his strength.

Brainchild of Nairobi-based Alwan Communications, pic will be directed by Albert Wandago on a budget of $500,000.

The script has been written in the regional language Dholuo and subtitles in English, Kiswahili and French.

Wandago plans to release the film in June to coincide with the annual Festival of Dhow Countries in Zanzibar, East Africa’s largest cultural and film event.

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