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Engiteng' Narok Lukunya

Black Head Cow

Die schwarzköpfige Kuh

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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

Tanzania 2016

Maa

12 min · Colour

recommendation: 11 years and up

With

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

Crew

Director
Elizabeth Nichols
Screenplay
Kesuma Mkare, Edward Elias, Flora Kipapurwa, Sioni Ayubu, Hosea Isaya
Director of Photography
Elizabeth Nichols
Editor
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

Biography

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)

Produced by

Orkeeswa School
Monduli, Tanzania

www.blackheadcow.com

World sales

Ouat Media
Toronto, Canada
+1 416 9797380