I AM SAMUEL
Filmed verite style over 5 years, "I am Samuel" is an intimate portrait of a Kenyan man torn between balancing duty to his family with his dreams for his future.
Peter Murimi is a multiple award-winning Kenyan TV documentary director focusing on hard-hitting social issues, from extra-judicial killings to prostitution. He recently won the 2019 Rory Peck award for news feature camerawork. He won the CNN Africa Journalist of the year award for his intimate documentary about Female Genital Mutilation among his Kuria community, “Walk to Womanhood” (2004). Pete, now based in London, currently works for BBC Africa Eye, for whom he has filmed and directed stories about suicide and sex trafficking. I am Samuel is his feature debut.
Produced by WE ARE NOT THE MACHINE
Director/D.O.P: Pete Murimi
Producers: Toni Kamau, Pete Murimi