Directed by Ravneet Sippy Chadha
2018, 99 min
Inspired by true events, this film tells the story of a free-spirited young girl named Subira, who lives on the island of Lamu, Kenya. Her fisherman father takes her with him on his fishing expeditions and opens her young mind to a world of possibilities that extends beyond the single role that her strict Islamic culture has consigned to her as a woman: marriage. When her father dies and her mother arranges her to marry the son of a wealthy Nairobi family, she refuses to give up her dream of learning to swim. The film portrays her small but resolute rebellion to live her life on her own terms.
In English and Swahili with English subtitles.
Online viewing begins Saturday, March 6, 3:00 pm