Bangarang has become the first Kenyan movie to exclusively stream on Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video.
The movie is Inspired by actual events from the post-election violence in Kisumu that led to the death of the six-month-old Baby Pendo.
Bangarang follows Otile, a poor boda boda rider who is jobless ten years after graduating with a second-class honors degree in automotive engineering.
He is forced to take to the streets when election violence erupts after a disputed Kenyan presidential elections. Otile leads other rioters in the streets of Kisumu to vent his anger against the country’s bad leadership.
To him, this is the only opportunity he can vent his anger against the government, which he holds responsible for his joblessness. One of those days as he is on the streets, anti-riot police give chase, and Otile finds himself in Dan’s house. The police trace him there and beat everyone in the house including Dan’s six-month-old child, Baby Joy, who dies. Otile goes into exile, afraid of being falsely implicated by the police for Baby Joy’s death. Who killed Baby Joy? You can watch the movie to find out….
Bangarang was directed by Robbin Odongo and premiered in cinemas across the country during the Easter celebrations last year.
The film is also streaming in film festivals across the world including the Durban Film Festival 2022, New York African Diaspora Film Festival and many more. The film also won Best East African Film at the Uganda Film Festival in June, this year.
The film stars David Weda as Otile, Anaia Apesi, Duncan Ochieng and Rosemary Odire
2022 has been a promising year for the Kenyan film industry with a number of standout acts already streaming on different platforms in the country and across the globe.