Likarion Wainaina

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[Age 9+] Subtitles will be read by an experienced reader

Jo is a nine-year-old Kenyan girl who dreams of being a superhero. After the doctor confirms that she is terminally ill, her mother and Mwix, her sister, bring her home. Jo is advised to rest, but resourceful Mwix has other ideas as she determines to give her super powers, with the help of the whole village. Despite the sadness, this is a tale of true friendship filled with fun and touching moments as the community come together to bind a powerful spell – as Mwix says, ‘there’s no harm in a little pretending’. With wondrous imagination and lots of goodwill, Jo becomes the superhero of her dreams.

Think you have superpowers?

Meet some Irish teens who really do! In association with Helium Arts and CanTeen Ireland, hear from some teens who have had childhood cancer tell their stories and present one of their superhero films. See some masked adventurers and caped crusaders in the IFI foyer before and after the show.

Screening as part of IFI Family Festival August 31st – September 2nd. Tickets €5, family tickets €15 (2 adults + 2 children). Click for details. 

Germany-Kenya • 2017 • 74 mins • Drama • English subtitles


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