This short Kenyan movie follows the life of John a college student who having lived among smokers – his parents, and his college roommate comes face to face with the adverse effects of cigarette smoking. His father abused him when he was a child by burning him with cigarettes and he grows up in fear, eventually affecting his social life.

Emancipation was awarded best actor award 2006 at the Kenya Film Festival and was also selected to represent Kenya at the Sithengi Film Festival Cape Town in 2006.

The director, Mary Migui got her BA in Communicatons at Daystar University, Nairobi. She has directed numerous short films, features, documentaries, TV series and music videos.


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