Watatu

Screenings

2017 Season

Watatu follows the story of three men whose lives become intertwined as one of them, Yusuf, a young unemployed Muslim, becomes radicalised by an extremist group. Yusuf’s family and friends feel powerless to help him. His uncle and only father figure Salim cannot find the words to counter the extremist ideology and Salim’s old friend Jack, a local policeman, struggles to gain Yusuf’s trust. As tensions rise in the port city, Yusuf is eventually driven to a desperate and tragic act. At this point the film takes a different turn: can the people of Mombasa stop Yusuf before he reaches the point of no return?

Filmmaker(s): 
Nick Reding
Country of Production: 
Kenya
Year: 
2015
72m
Genre: 
Documentary