Kenya, Germany, 2018
74 minutes, Color
In this touching story told with disarming naiveté, 9-year-old Jo imagines herself a comic book superhero, Supa Moda, with amazing powers. Her mother brings her home from the hospital to their tiny village in Kenya to the loving company of family and villagers. Jo has a terminal disease, but her mother and sister enlist the villagers to make a movie in which she uses her kinetic superpowers to fight evildoers. They let her think her fantasy world is real to spare her the anguish of reality. Supa Modo was produced as part of a German-based project that gives African filmmakers the opportunity to create their stories for an international audience. It had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and was Kenya's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film for this year's Oscars©. —Miguel Pendás
In Swahili, English, Kikuyu with English subtitles
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