The Unbroken Spirit Documentary
Monica Wangu Wamwere – The Unbroken Spirit explores the search for justice by a mother for her 3 sons and 49 other detainees locked up during the clamour for multiparty democracy in Kenya in the late 80s and early 90s. Together with mothers
of other political detainees, she went on a hunger strike and camped at Uhuru Park agitating for her sons’ release.
The Unbroken Spirit is the story of a woman who sought justice for her family and for Kenya. It is a story of Kenya’s struggle for the second liberation. It is a story of courage and determination. It is a story of power for the powerless. Above all, it is the story of a mother’s unconditional love.
First Prize, Best Documentary at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) 2011 in Burkina Faso
Best Documentary at the Africa International Film Festival 2011 held in Lagos, Nigeria