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Prof. Paul Mbatia of the Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi and Prof. Wesley Shrum, a Sociologist at Louisiana State University, have produced a documentary movie dubbed Brother Time. The movie is a Kenyan tale of violence and humanity.

Brother Time is a tale of two Rift Valley neighbours, whose friendship turn to conflict as ethnic passions threaten to engulf them. The film is narrated by Kenyans who witnessed ‘the clashes.’ It is a peace building documentary film made for the 2013 general election.

In a well-attended world premiere of the movie recently held at Nairobi’s Safari Club Hotel different stakeholders reflected on the history of Kenya’s last general election and the need to have harmony among ethnic groups.

The documentary movie has received support from University of Nairobi, Louisiana State University, National Cohesion and Integration Commission, National Council Churches of Kenya, Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa and Safari Club Hotel.

In addition, Brother Time has been officially selected for six international film festivals, including the prestigious Africa World Documentary Film Festival. Prof. Peter Mbithi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance, was among those in attendance during the launch of the movie.

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Thu, 2012-07-05 09:14

This is timely. I only wish Prof. Mbatia could organize and have this shown to the university community.

Omar Abdirizack Arab.. (not verified) wrote:

Wed, 2012-07-04 08:08

The government has tried it's level best in ensuring cohesion and integration prevails within the citizens.however this is a well thought scheme in translating the latter to the public. Heed the message and lets luk forward to free and fair election....devoid of replica of last general election's scenarios. Kudos prof. Mbatia and Wesley.

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Tue, 2012-07-03 17:43

Timely only the link to the download site is dead

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Tue, 2012-07-03 16:36

I hope the message will awaken our brothers and learn to leave together despite our cultural diversity, also help them remember that there is always life after every election and more so we still remain neighbors.

Moseti Elisha (not verified) wrote:

Tue, 2012-07-03 16:03

This is fabulous,keep up......please dont do it kenyans.

BRIAN KOMBO (not verified) wrote:

Mon, 2012-07-02 21:35

The movie is timely, especially now that Kenya is making its slow but sure steps to the next general election. Congratulations for playing a part in bringing the much needed cohesion and peace in Kenya.

Austin Adrians (not verified) wrote:

Fri, 2012-07-13 15:56

UoN leading the way in peace building and National cohesion. Kudos and keep up the good work. A download link on uon website will be wow! Thanks.