Movie Depicting al-Shabaab Attack in Kenya is Nominated for an Oscar

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A film about a bus attack in Kenya in 2015 has been nominated for an Oscar. The film depicts an attacks on a bus in Mandera county, Kenya, where two Christians were killed. Al-Shabaab stopped the bus, and told all passengers to exit. They then demanded for all Christians and Muslims to separate. The Muslims on the bus, protected the Christian riders by covering them in Islamic clothes and refusing to separate. The two who died had tried to run. This film depicts one of the many attacks al-Shabaab has conducted in Mandera. 

01/29/2018 Kenya (WorldWatchMonitor) A short film about a bus attack during which Muslims protected Christians, while travelling from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to Mandera in the north-east, has been nominated for an Oscar, the BBC reports.

The film, ‘Watu Wote’ (All of us), is one of the five nominees for an award in the best live action short film, and is based on a true story of how Kenyan Muslims defended Christians during an attack by Islamist gunmen on a bus near the Somali border, when two people were killed.

In reaction to the nomination, actor Justin Mirichii told the BBC: “Some people lost their lives, some people got hurt, but I think it’s a celebration of their lives and it’s a celebration of our unity and the things we can do together.”

The winners in the different categories will be announced during the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles on 4 March.

 

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