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Friday 19th of August 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Mission To Rescue Kenyan First Ever Military Action Movie

Mission to Rescue is a Kenyan movie set along the Kenya- Somali border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Mission to rescue stems from the story of a French woman who was kidnapped by the Al-Shabab. Created in 2019, the idea seeks to highlight the effects of radicalization within the community that aim to curb terrorism.

The film’s star-studded cast features; Melvin Alusa, Warsame Abdi, Abdi Yusuf, Emmanuel Mugo, Andreo Kamau, Abubakar Mwenda, Sam Psenjen, Anthony Ndung’u, Bilal Mwaura, Justin Mirichi, Abajah Brian, Melissa Kiplagat, Brian Ogola, and Mwamburi Maole.

The Film is starring Melvin Alusa a stage, screen, and voice actor with over 16 years of experience with performances in over 10 countries. His work on stage includes Githaa, silence is a woman and Alpa beta.

On Tv and Film, he has featured in the first-grader, The boy who harnessed the wind, and the TV series crime and Justice. He’s on the radio drama Jango Love earned him an Emmy nomination at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Another main cast is

Res who is a Somalia model-actor, and voice-over artist. His first screen appearance is on the TV drama Anda Kavaa and is currently featuring in the local radio drama, Salaam. The Movie was produced by Kara Voice Wambui and Directed by Gildert Lukalia.

Mission to Rescue is a Kenyan movie set along the Kenya- Somali border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Mission to rescue stems from the story of a French woman who was kidnapped by the Al-Shabab. Created in 2019, the idea seeks to highlight the effects of radicalization within the community that aim to curb terrorism. The film’s star-studded cast features; Melvin Alusa, Warsame Abdi, Abdi Yusuf, Emmanuel Mugo, Andreo Kamau, Abubakar Mwenda, Sam Psenjen, Anthony Ndung’u, Bilal Mwaura, Justin Mirichi, Abajah Brian, Melissa Kiplagat, Brian Ogola, and Mwamburi Maole. The Film is starring Melvin Alusa a stage, screen, and voice actor with over 16 years of experience with performances in over 10 countries. His work on stage includes Githaa, silence is a woman and Alpa beta. On Tv and Film, he has featured in the first-grader, The boy who harnessed the wind, and the TV series crime and Justice. He's on the radio drama Jango Love earned him an Emmy nomination at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Another main cast is Res who is a Somalia model-actor, and voice-over artist. His first screen appearance is on the TV drama Anda Kavaa and is currently featuring in the local radio drama, Salaam. The Movie was produced by Kara Voice Wambui and Directed by Gildert Lukalia. [taq_review] Set within a military camp along the Kenya-Somalia border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Under the leadership of Captain Baraza, the soldiers make attempts to rescue the abductees and capture or eliminate the enemy amidst tough conditions. Mission to Rescue was premiered exclusively on BAZE -Safaricom's new video streaming platform on June 1st, 2021. Dial *544*55# to Join BAZE Content courtesy of  Foxton Media, Safaricom & Nairobi fashion hub 
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Set within a military camp along the Kenya-Somalia border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Under the leadership of Captain Baraza, the soldiers make attempts to rescue the abductees and capture or eliminate the enemy amidst tough conditions.

Mission to Rescue was premiered exclusively on BAZE -Safaricom’s new video streaming platform on June 1st, 2021. Dial *544*55# to Join BAZE

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Subira Film Official HD Trailer

A free-spirited young girl, in Lamu struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged upper- class marriage. Does Subira have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?

Subira was first screened as a short film in 2008 and was a tremendous success in Europe, after being screened in Brussels as part of an African film festival.

It won 15 international awards and now Kenyans will get to see the feature of the film, which has been made to a full-length movie.

Subira Film feature Brenda Wairimu Directed By   Sippy Chadha

Raised in an orthodox Muslim community in the remote island of Lamu, her tyrannical mother wants Subira to follow tradition; learn household chores and aim to be a good wife just like the rest and forget to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean. Does she have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?

Sippy Chadha, the director of the film, says Subira’s story comes from a place of deep personal experience ,She recalls that while growing up as a girl, in a traditional family in India, her entire life was laid out in front of her.

Ravneet Sippy Chadha  – (as Ravneet Chadha)
Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
Ravneet Sippy Chadha – (as Ravneet Chadha)
Lorenzo Favella
Vibeke Muasya

Cast
Brenda Wairimu  as Subira
Walter Keyombe as Geofrey
Tirath Padam  as  Taufiq
Nice Githinji as  Mwana
Ali Mwangola as  Adam Hussein
Shirleen Wangari as Waitress
Clifford Okumu as  Shopkeep keeper
Chantelle Winnie as Older Noor
Azza Bakkar as Sara
Wambui Gitobu as Girl at swimming pool
Tony Make as Dad of small girl
Abubakar Mwenda as  Ali
Godfrey Odhiambo as  Askari

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1988 Kenyan Film Official HD Trailer

A short film highlighting the occurrences in Nyayo House torture chambers will premier in Kenya soon, Asimba said the film will be released online so that as many people as possible can watch in order to shade some light on Kenya’s dark and not so memorable past.
‘1988‘ is a short film on the life and events of the Kenyan society in the late 80’s, involving civil rights infractions against freedom of speech, detaining that concluded with violent torture at the Nyayo chambers.

A short film highlighting the occurrences in Nyayo House torture chambers will premier in Kenya soon, Asimba said the film will be released online so that as many people as possible can watch in order to shade some light on Kenya’s dark and not so memorable past. ‘1988‘ is a short film on the life and events of the Kenyan society in the late 80’s, involving civil rights infractions against freedom of speech, detaining that concluded with violent torture at the Nyayo chambers. [taq_review] ‘1988‘ is a modern-day adaptation, illustrating the blurred lines between dictatorship and democracy in modern African countries. The film reflects on how, commoners fought for their rights irregardless of attaining freedom equally, living in fear. Not to mention how the privileged with power, maintained law and order, by means of oppression. In conclusion, this freedom had restrictions, had rules, regulations and strict limitations.
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1988‘ is a modern-day adaptation, illustrating the blurred lines between dictatorship and democracy in modern African countries. The film reflects on how, commoners fought for their rights irregardless of attaining freedom equally, living in fear. Not to mention how the privileged with power, maintained law and order, by means of oppression. In conclusion, this freedom had restrictions, had rules, regulations and strict limitations.

The Wives Series Premier

The TV series The Wives tackles the subject of polygamy in Africa from a satirical point of
view and also questions its validity if any, in the modern age. The script is witty and dramatic
and serves to both entertain and educate its audience about the ramifications (good or bad) of this ancient African Practice.

The Wives Series

The TV series The Wives tackles the subject of polygamy in Africa from a satirical point of view and also questions its validity if any, in the modern age. The script is witty and dramatic and serves to both entertain and educate its audience about the ramifications (good or bad) of this ancient African Practice. The Wives Series [taq_review] Writer: Benjamin A. Onyango Cast: All local Kenyan actors including renown actors: Nungo Marianne Akinyi, Gerald Laingiri, Zainabu Harris and Benjamin A. Onyango (Hollywood) Directors: Benjamin A. Onyango (AMR Films) and Bernard Neto (Tafsiri Entertainment). Number of episodes: Total of 12 written (1 season) and 6 episodes shot (1/2 season). DATE: 2nd February TIME: 19:00 VENUE: The Panari Hotel, Mombasa Rd, Nairobi, HOSTED BY: The Wives Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub

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Motion Picture - 15%
Sound Quality - 17%
Graphic - 26%
Original Story - 41%

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Writer: Benjamin A. Onyango
Cast: All local Kenyan actors including renown actors: Nungo Marianne Akinyi, Gerald
Laingiri, Zainabu Harris and Benjamin A. Onyango (Hollywood)

Directors: Benjamin A. Onyango (AMR Films) and Bernard Neto (Tafsiri Entertainment).
Number of episodes: Total of 12 written (1 season) and 6 episodes shot (1/2 season).

DATE: 2nd February
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: The Panari Hotel, Mombasa Rd, Nairobi,
HOSTED BY: The Wives

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The Last Animals Film

The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa’s frontlines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.
The film is directed by photojournalist Kate Brooks.

Kate Brooks is an American photojournalist who has chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades. In 2013 she was awarded a Knight Wallace Fellowship at University of Michigan where she researched the poaching crisis before directing The Last Animals.

 

About the Film
Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide- the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos- in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost- at the same time, Brooks documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals on the verge of extinction in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The result is a potent plea for worldwide attention and action to combat the permanent loss of these majestic creatures.
~Deborah Rudolph~

The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa’s frontlines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction. The film is directed by photojournalist Kate Brooks. Kate Brooks is an American photojournalist who has chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades. In 2013 she was awarded a Knight Wallace Fellowship at University of Michigan where she researched the poaching crisis before directing The Last Animals.   About the Film Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide- the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos- in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost- at the same time, Brooks documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals on the verge of extinction in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The result is a potent plea for worldwide attention and action to combat the permanent loss of these majestic creatures. ~Deborah Rudolph~ [taq_review] Content Courtesy Of The Last Animals and Atlas Film Page 2 FILM INFO Section: Viewpoints Year: 2017 Length: 92 minutes Language: Czech, English, French, Lingala, Vietnamese Country: USA, U.K. Premiere: World Connect: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram CAST & CREDITS Director: Kate Brooks Screenwriter: Kate Brooks, Mark Monroe Cinematographers: Kate Brooks, Michal Krejci, Jason Longo, Ruben O’Malley, Jared Moossy, Joan Poggio, Stefan Scherperel, Andrew Thompson, Ryan Youngblood Editor: Brian Anton, Brian Lazarte Composer: Paloma Estevez Executive Producer: Laurie David, Heather Reisman, Regina K. Scully, Mari Snyder Johnson, Nikita Kahn, Sam French, Michal Walrath, Michelle Walrath, Anita Gou, Matt J. Mallek, Daniella Kahane, Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Al Edgington, Joe Labracio, Dawn Ostroff Producer: Kate Brooks, Stephanie Soechtig Associate Producer: Annalisa Shoemaker Co-Producer: Christine O'Malley, Elizabeth Shea Co-Executive Producers: Geralyn Dreyfous, Erika Brunson, Shannon O’Leary Joy, Tiffany Schauer, John Raymonda, Mildred Rowley, Courtney Turk, Jamie Wolf Sound Recordists: Joel Barham, Ednah Bonareri, Peter Eason, Sam Kashefi, Scott Selman Consulting Editor: Doug Blush Music: Emmanuel Jal Cast: Patrick Duboscq, Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Jane Kennedy, Raymond J. Lesniak, Colonel Jacques Lusengo, Gretchen Peters, Taligo Tengu, Dr. Samuel K. Wasser, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William Content Courtesy Of The Last Animals and Atlas Film

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Motion Picture - 3.7
Sound Quality - 7.5
Graphic - 8.7
Original Story - 9.4

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Kate Brooks is an American photojournalist who has chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades. In 2013 she was awarded a Knight Wallace Fellowship at University of Michigan where she researched the poaching crisis before directing The Last Animals.

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 Togeterness Supreme Film

Based on actual events, Togetherness Supreme is the story of Kamau, an artist, searching for change in the midst of tribal tension in the slums. Kamau stands up against his father and his tribe to join the other side with his friend Otieno. Kamau and Otieno fight for political change for those living in dire poverty, but they are caught up in the middle of the ethnic conflict that tears apart their country and, furthermore, they are rivals for the love of Alice, a preacher’s daughter. After a contested presidential election (Kenyan presidential election of December 2007), the slums erupt in violence and Kamau’s world collapses around him.

This film paints a true reflaction of tribalism in kenya after violence followed the Kenyan August elections in 2007. One of the flashpoints was the massive shantytown of Kibera. This film tells the story of the post-election violence through the eyes of those who witnessed it

Togeterness Supreme has won several International Awards.

  • African Movie Academy Awards 2010: 2 awards
  • Best International Feature Film – Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2011
  • Global Landscape Award – Cinequest Film Festival 2011

Directed by  Nathan Collett
Initial release  5 October 2010
Music director  Eric Musyoka
Cinematography  Andrew ‘Dru’ Mungai
Director  Nathan Collett
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Stunning New Images Celebrate Kenyan Female Icon who Stood up to Colonialists, Mekatilili wa Menza

CNN How do we immortalize people who have impacted the world and made it better in a significant way?

Two photographers, Rich Allela and Kureng Dapel, show us how in a series of images in a project titled “African Queens.”

They recreated the life of a female Kenyan icon Mnyazi wa Menza, who was popularly known among her people as Mekatilili wa Menza.

Mekatilili is celebrated in Kenya for challenging oppressive colonial policies in the early 1900s.

She was fearless and was even said to have slapped one of the British colonial masters in a heated argument in August 1913, according to The Star, a local newspaper in Kenya.

Commenting on the project, Allela said it “represents the strength of womanhood, and inspires the African woman to rise above the inequality and discrimination faced every day.”

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Photographers Rich Allela and Kureng Dapel celebrate female African icons in a bold photography project themed “African Queens”
In this collection, they re-imagine fearless Kenyan woman Mnyazi wa Menza (Mekatilili) who challenged colonialism in Kenya
Here are some of our favorite images from the collection.

Mnyazi wa Menza a.k.a Mekatilili was a strong woman known for her fierceness and resistance of colonial rule in Kenya. This photography project represents her life in the Giriama region of Kenya where she lived from the1840s to 1924, according to local sources.

In this reimagination, a fearless Mekatilili is pictured readying for battle, defying the age-long patriarchal norms in Kenyan (and generally, African) societies. Women were not known to be headstrong during that time, but Mekatilili could not be silent about the colonial oppression in her community. While celebrating her achievements, Kenyan newspaper, Daily Nation, described her as the “mad woman who rattled the British.”

Infuriated by the exploitative practices of forced labour and over-taxation by colonial masters in the Giriama community, Mekatilili challenged colonial rule. It is documented that she once slapped a colonial master during a heated exchange over demands made by him from her community. She stood strongly for traditional religious practices and preservation of native customs and traditions, says Kenya’s The Standard.

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Ndoto za Elibidi Film

“The story pivots around the theme of acceptance and love as its colorful protagonists (parents, four daughters and their lovers) come to terms with HIV and ghetto life.”

Dreams is the story of two brothers who travel to Nairobi to find work. Interspersed with songs and plenty of broad comedy, the play follows their fortunes and that of their children as they struggle with issues of love, loyalty, ignorance and forgiveness against the backdrop of the teeming city. In 2009, Dreams was produced as S.A.F.E’s first feature film with the aid of a grant from Keep A Child Alive. The film tells the story of George Elibidi and his family’s survival and final triumph over HIV, and in the process covers issues such as PEP treatment for rape victims, ARV use, stigma and discrimination, condom use and circumcision.

Ndoto Za Elibidi, S.A.F.E.’s first full-length feature, is many things at once: a stage play turned into a feature film, a documentary and a testimony on the impact of the plays message. It was devised originally as a stage play with actors from the Nairobi slums. The story pivots around the theme of acceptance and love as its colourful protagonists – parents, four daughters and their lovers – come to terms with HIV and ghetto life. Cutting back and forth from fiction to documentary, from the original stage play to the actual locations, it takes us on two parallel journeys: we watch the film, but we are also watching it through the eyes of the ghetto audience as they watch the play tell the story of their lives. This extraordinary position gives us a double pay off.

The play was performed for over five years throughout the Nairobi slums, reaching over half a million people. The film version was made after repeated requests from partnering schools and clinics for a DVD version of the performance.

"The story pivots around the theme of acceptance and love as its colorful protagonists (parents, four daughters and their lovers) come to terms with HIV and ghetto life." Dreams is the story of two brothers who travel to Nairobi to find work. Interspersed with songs and plenty of broad comedy, the play follows their fortunes and that of their children as they struggle with issues of love, loyalty, ignorance and forgiveness against the backdrop of the teeming city. In 2009, Dreams was produced as S.A.F.E's first feature film with the aid of a grant from Keep A Child Alive. The film tells the story of George Elibidi and his family’s survival and final triumph over HIV, and in the process covers issues such as PEP treatment for rape victims, ARV use, stigma and discrimination, condom use and circumcision. Ndoto Za Elibidi, S.A.F.E.’s first full-length feature, is many things at once: a stage play turned into a feature film, a documentary and a testimony on the impact of the plays message. It was devised originally as a stage play with actors from the Nairobi slums. The story pivots around the theme of acceptance and love as its colourful protagonists – parents, four daughters and their lovers – come to terms with HIV and ghetto life. Cutting back and forth from fiction to documentary, from the original stage play to the actual locations, it takes us on two parallel journeys: we watch the film, but we are also watching it through the eyes of the ghetto audience as they watch the play tell the story of their lives. This extraordinary position gives us a double pay off. The play was performed for over five years throughout the Nairobi slums, reaching over half a million people. The film version was made after repeated requests from partnering schools and clinics for a DVD version of the performance. [taq_review] Ndoto za Elibidi has won several International Awards  Zanzibar International Film Festival 2010 Golden Dhow for Best East African Talent Ousmane Sembene Award Commendation Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi 2010 Special Jury Prize ‘for speaking powerfully and critically across class, gender and national divides’ Festival of African Cinema, Verona 2011 Verona Award for Best African Film Kalasha Film and Television Awards 2010 Best Feature Film Best Editing Best Supporting Actress Kerala Film Festival 2011 Official Selection Tarifa Film Festival 2011 Official Selection Africa In The Picture Film Festival, Netherlands, 2012 Audience Selection: Best Feature Film Publication date 2010 Copyright date 2010 Title Variation English language title: Dreams of Elibidi Note Copyright notice on video: S.A.F.E. ; 2010. Originally produced in Kenya as a motion picture in 2010 Wide screen. Production Credits Director of photography, Guy Wilson ; edited by Carole Gikandi Omondi ; sound, Willie Kiumi, David Kinyanjui ; original music, Eric Wainaina, Jeffrey Weeks Harrison. Participant Juma Williams, Sharleen Njeri, Mercy Wanjiru, Krysteen Savane, Ednah Daisy, Ummul Rajab, Godfrey Ojiambo, Jacquey Nyaminde, Joseph "Babu" Kimani, Paul "Kadez" Njogu, Eric Ndung'u, Triza Kabue, Sam Kihiu, Alfred Calypso, Irungu Wairimu,…

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Ndoto za Elibidi (Dreams of the Elibidis): A movie with a message but also with a difference.

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Ndoto za Elibidi has won several International Awards 

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2010
Golden Dhow for Best East African Talent
Ousmane Sembene Award Commendation

Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi 2010
Special Jury Prize ‘for speaking powerfully and critically across class, gender and national divides’

Festival of African Cinema, Verona 2011
Verona Award for Best African Film

Kalasha Film and Television Awards 2010
Best Feature Film
Best Editing
Best Supporting Actress

Kerala Film Festival 2011
Official Selection

Tarifa Film Festival 2011
Official Selection

Africa In The Picture Film Festival, Netherlands, 2012
Audience Selection: Best Feature Film

Publication date
2010
Copyright date
2010
Title Variation
English language title: Dreams of Elibidi
Note
Copyright notice on video: S.A.F.E. ; 2010.
Originally produced in Kenya as a motion picture in 2010
Wide screen.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Guy Wilson ; edited by Carole Gikandi Omondi ; sound, Willie Kiumi, David Kinyanjui ; original music, Eric Wainaina, Jeffrey Weeks Harrison.
Participant
Juma Williams, Sharleen Njeri, Mercy Wanjiru, Krysteen Savane, Ednah Daisy, Ummul Rajab, Godfrey Ojiambo, Jacquey Nyaminde, Joseph “Babu” Kimani, Paul “Kadez” Njogu, Eric Ndung’u, Triza Kabue, Sam Kihiu, Alfred Calypso, Irungu Wairimu, Caroline Midimo, Kamau wa Ndung’u, Lucy Waithaka, Melissa Ommeh, Mercy Makokha, Peter King, Small Ogutu, Stevejones Mugo, Elly Yang, Eunice Njoki, Badiza, Doreen Mwajuma, Miles Lekan Kihiu, Erica Winnie Wairimu, Christabell Calypso, Eileen Ojiambo, Zelma Kiruma, Itch “The chairman”, Eric Wainaina.
Funding Information
Funded by Keep a Child Alive
Format
Disc characteristics: Recorded DVD.

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