Kenya/Germany, 2018, 74 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Likarion Wainaina, Recommended for ages 10+, Swahili, English & Kikuyu with English subtitles
Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl, loves films and superheroes. When she's taken back home to her rural village to live out her short life, she is stuck with nothing to do since all of her friends are at school. Cue her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni who all mastermind a genius plan to make young Jo's wish to be a Superhero come true.
The Miami International Children’s Film Festival (MICFF) returns this November in partnership with the prestigious New York International Children’s Film Festival! Culturally rich, entertaining, and inexpensive family fun, the Festival returns for four days of highly-acclaimed international cinema for children and families. The Festival offers a unique opportunity to cultivate critical appreciation for intelligent films among younger people, while educating and entertaining.
Screenings are FREE thanks to our sponsor Nicklaus' Children's Hospital but you must have a ticket to enter. Space is limited and online reservations made in advance are highly encouraged. Unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be given to the rush line 10 mins prior to showtime.
Check out the rest of our 2019 Miami International Children's Film Festival program!