Guth Gafa film festival - Moville CC - October- 'A goat for a vote'

October 24, 2014

On Friday 24th October 2014 Moville CC student had an opportunity to view a film directed by Jeroen Van Velzen in St. Eugene's Hall, Moville as part of the Guth Gafa film festival in Malin. They also had a question and answer session with the director afterwards and formed a link with the school in Kenya through a short clip of our students being shown to the Kenyan students in November. The story of the documentary is outlined below.

 

The recent elections in their country have left many Kenyans feeling relieved. Although not free of suspicions of fraud, the elections, held in 2013, proceeded in relative calm compared to the large-scale outbreaks of violence four years ago.

 

At Majaoni Secondary School a next generation of Kenyan voters learn about democracy. It is the annual school elections, and three students compete for the prestigious position of school president. Magdalene, who has to prove herself in an environment dominated by boys, aims to unite her fellow female students in a fight for equal rights. Harry, who lives in a poor area of town, hopes that becoming school president can help him to take care of his family in the future. And the charming Said, known by his friends as the drill sergeant of the scouts club; he is a fast learner in the game of Kenyan politics.

 

It is the endless enthusiasm and motivation of these three candidates that predicts a fierce election battle

 

 

 

 

 

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