On December 1, Cheese Pictures Limited unveiled its latest creation, ‘Mono,’ coinciding with the farewell to the 8-4-4 education system in Kenya.
This 90-minute film takes viewers on a nostalgic journey into the lives of young students entering a Kenyan boarding high school, highlighting the challenges and orchestrated misfortunes faced by first-year students.
Director Joyce Wamwira Musoke shared that ‘Mono’ was inspired by growing concerns about school unrest in Kenya.
The film is relevant because of the changing educational landscape as the country transitions to the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) system.
While this film was intended to depict daily life in a Kenyan high school, it is now likely to become one of the few nostalgic movies for people who lived through those moments,”Joyce Musoke
‘Mono’ follows the journey of Oliver Samaja, portrayed by Roger Lulu, as he enters the prestigious Francis Morris Morton Mission High School (Framomo) for Form One. The film sheds light on the challenges faced by new students, addressing deep-seated traditions and institutional issues within the school system.
The film features a mix of young talents like Ahsante Ng’ang’a and Josh Muli, alongside seasoned actors including Zainabu Harri and Andrew Muthure.
Following its premiere at Anga Diamond Plaza, ‘Mono’ is set to screen across various venues throughout December.
Details on admission and screening schedules will be communicated to the audience.
Beyond entertainment, ‘Mono’ seeks to amplify crucial societal discussions.
It serves as a testament to the storytelling prowess of Kenya’s burgeoning film industry, engaging audiences in reflections on their own experiences and the broader educational landscape.
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