Silvia is my Name
original Maa, Kiswahili, English version with English or German subtitles available The young woman Silvia Sempeyu belongs to the Maasai tribe and lives in southern Kenya, near the Amboseli National Park. With her five children, she lives in a small wooden house near the border town of Loitokitok, right on the border with Tanzania. Silvia lives in the heart of the „Maasailand", which extends across the borders of East Africa via the Amboseli National Park. She takes a motorcycle taxi to the more remote places in her home country to talk to young women who have become pregnant, have been raped or talk to the older women and explains why the circumcision of their daughters and granddaughters is dangerous for the girls. It calls on like-minded people to defend themselves against the patriarchy, to become independent and independent of men and to invoke state women's rights. Silvia Sempeyu repeatedly encounters resistance, she is laughed at and some people - including women - react aggressively to their ideas and demands.
Her family was attacked several times, she even had to fear for her own life, and yet she continues to fight.
FF Max Ophüls Preis – world premiere
- Director Max Benyo
- Producer Max Hegewald
- Editor Max Hegewald
- Sound Azadeh Zandieh
- Compositing Roman Pogorzelski
- Sound Design Azadeh Zandieh
- Score Sebastian Schmidt
- Other Ginger Inc. (Location Managing and Kenya Film Service), Martin Sunde (Translation)