Engiteng' Narok Lukunya

Black Head Cow | Die schwarzköpfige Kuh
Naserian's narrative was developed by young people in Tanzania under the guidance of director Elizabeth Nichols. A young girl lives in a remote Maasai village and is one of the best pupils at the local school. ‘God made me a genius’, she jokingly comments. One day her father arranges for her to be married, but Naserian, bright and brave, balks at submitting to the elders' rules.
by Elizabeth Nichols
with Naserian Mzee, Neema Kirika Laizer, Sophina Elias, Kirika Kutwa, Mzee Lesinet
Tanzania 2016 Maa 12’ Colour empfohlen ab 11 Jahren


  • Naserian Mzee (Naserian)
  • Neema Kirika Laizer (Mama Naserian)
  • Sophina Elias (Sophina)
  • Kirika Kutwa (Baba Naserian)
  • Mzee Lesinet (Mzee)


Director Elizabeth Nichols
Screenplay Kesuma Mkare, Edward Elias, Flora Kipapurwa, Sioni Ayubu, Hosea Isaya
Cinematography Elizabeth Nichols
Editing Elizabeth Nichols
Sound Design David Forshee
Sound Edward Elias
Production Design Flora Kipapurwa
Costumes Flora Kipapurwa
Casting Lenga Kirika, Kesuma Mkare
Assistant Director Flora Kipapurwa
Production Manager Lenga Kirika
Producers Kesuma Mkare, Lenga Kirika, Mzee Lesinet, Peter Luis

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Elizabeth Nichols

Born in Princeton, USA in 1988, she is a writer, director and cinematographer who currently divides her time between New York, where she is taking a masters degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, and Tanzania, where she works at the Orkeeswa School. She has a degree in history, literature, history of art and architecture from Harvard University and has received several awards and scholarships to support her filmmaking including the New York Women in Film and Television Scholarship and the Wasserman Award for Directing.

Filmography (short films)

2013 Wash Song 2014 P.S. 432 2016 Engiteng' Narok Lukunya (Black Head Cow)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017