Shattered: first Kenyan movie acted by Nigerian

Shattered tells the story of a Kenyan woman, Keziah Njema (played by Rita Dominic from Nigeria) whose traumatic childhood in a seemingly ideal middle class family becomes a precursor to a life of turmoil, depression, and self-destructive behaviour.

Inspired by several true life stories, the plot of Shattered will keep the viewer enraptured from beginning to end as the protagonist Keziah Njema struggles to overcome enduring psychological destruction caused by years of abuse.

This is the first movie in Kenya to bring together both Kenyan and Nigerian actors in one piece of art.

Also see: Hatika ini; the best Kikuyu movie

The movie was directed by Gilbert Lukalia and released in 2010. Actors//actresses in the movie include Melvin Alusa, Ainea Ojiambo, Mimbi Maina, Robert Burale and Naomi Wambui.

The movie won two awards in the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role and the Best Make Up. Rita Dominic also won the 2012 best actress award at the Kalasha Film and Television Awards in Kenya.

 

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