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Kenya Film Industry Is Getting Better


Kenya Film Industry Is Getting Better

Pretty Kenyan actress Sarah Hassah is one of the good-looking actresses who spiced up this year's Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which was organized a couple of weeks ago in Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

Even though she was not nominated for the awards, she was among the ‘it' names in Kenya's film industry who were invited for the awards which attracted a lot of filmmakers across the world.

It is not quite obvious if Sarah had a long history with the AMAA, however she was at the awards' nomination party in Nairobi last February.

Sarah has been in Kenya's entertainment industry for a while.

She told -ONE in short interview that she had been in the Kenyan film industry for the last four years.

‘I have been acting for four years. I have acted in several productions, mostly series. I don't think you really see our series in Ghana. But most of them are on national television in Kenya.'

She has featured in an international movie which was about some crisis in Sudan. The movie was directed by a British director.

She was hopeful the movie would open doors for her on the international market.

‘Kenyan directors and producers are working hard to make it bigger and better. Hopefully, it is going be very big but what I can say is that it is growing. From where we were two years back, I think it is much better now and we are hoping it is going to be bigger,' she added.

According to her, actors were being taken seriously in Kenya now and they were also getting more movie roles to play.

Ironically, at this year's AMAA awards, the country won an award for Best Achievement In for the movie ‘Soul Boy' . Last year, the country received five nominations for two ; ‘ Togetherness Supreme' and ‘ Peace Alive' . It however took home awards for Best Performance by a Child and Most Promising Actor for the movie ‘ Togetherness Supreme' .

However, in 2009, Kenya's movie ‘ From A Whisper', which also had the highest number of nominations, shocked Africa as it was adjudged the overall winner. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Edited movie.

Sarah believes that there is a great future ahead.

Source: NewsOne

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