THE FILM

A forgotten desert community grapples with the consequences of a big oil find on their land. Will the promised development be what they’ve always wanted and must they lose their traditional way of life? From the community elders looking for answers and a seat at the table, to the young environmentalist campaigning for justice, to those convinced that this geological find can bring the progress and investment that the region has been desperately waiting for

Turkana: Race for Resources observes the battle for the soul and the future of Kenya’s great northern desert country through the eyes of Mzee Amadole, a resident of Nakukulas Village who worries about losing their traditional way of life, and Ikal Angelei, a young activist who wants a seat at the table for her community so that they can receive a fair share of benefits coming from this resource

ABOUT CONTENT HOUSE

Content House is a collective of Kenyan filmmakers, writers and photographers formed to create and distribute content on subjects that were in the public interest, yet were underrepresented in the mainstream media. Content House seeks to bring to the public domain stories that would not otherwise find their way into the media and also find innovative ways of delivering the content through film, radio and print, as well as emerging media platforms and making sure it finds the widest possible audience. Content House also trains a new generation of writers and filmmakers.

Status

The film is currently in production with an expected completion date of March 2020.