For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

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Critic Reviews (9)

6.9
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Critical Consensus: Good.
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CineFiles

07 Feb 2018
8.0
"Watu Wote is mature, both from a cinematic and a narrative perspective." ...
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Film School Rejects

15 Mar 2018
6.0
"Watu Wote isn’t particularly poignant with any original thoughts about its incident or the greater issues of religious discrimination or fundamentalist terrorism. It’s really just a dramatization of a single event and not that powerfully depicte ...
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Eye for Film

01 Mar 2018
8.0
"Benrath does an excellent job of building tension in double-quick time, also finding room for other, less easily evoked emotions, such as regret and doubt." ...
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Jay's Movie Blog

13 Feb 2018
9.0
"It's an intriguing realignment of the aspirational true story that emphasizes not just that ordinary people can and should resist violence, but that they must." ...
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No SPoiler Critic

17 Feb 2018
8.0
"Watu Wote” is a brutally honest film about a very difficult subject... The performances are believable, the story is specific, and the ending, based on a true story, fits our hopes for the picture." ...
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The Moment In

09 Nov 2017
8.0
"A moving and eye-opening experience, the award-winning short, which is being considered for a live-action short film Oscar, should raise awareness and interest in more stories of the people behind the news." ...

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Release Date(s):

November 15, 2017 (Camerimage Film Festival, Poland)

Cinematography:

Felix Striegel

Screenplay:

Julia Drache, Alexander Ikawah, Brian Munene

Editor:

Julia Drache

Art Director:

Nancy Aluoch

Production Manager:

Krysteen Savane

Sound:

Michael Manzke

Music:

Florian Hirschmann, Elisabeth Kaplan

Production Company:

Ginger Ink Films, Hamburg Media School, Lightbox Africa

Publicity:

London Flair PR

Language:

Swahili, Somali

Runtime:

22 minutes

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