“My motivation for the script was based on my own experiences living in Nairobi city and witnessing the grim reality that is mostly kept out of the news and swept under the rug. I was compelled with the intention of shining light to this reality…”
– Abstract Omega
Kenyan visual artist Dan “Abstract Omega’s Monsoons Over The Moon is a story about a street gang – The Monsoons who escape an oppressive system put in place by a political dictatorship that has enslaved its population. The Monsoons begin to resurface to help impoverished youth break out of the dictatorship. The story is told from the perspective of those struggling the most within this oppressive system.
Set in a post 1984-esque Nairobi, the government having shut down the internet has created a society where books and written word have become exponentially valuable and the world has shifted.
Monsoons Over the Moon follows a young woman whose violent boyfriend has disappeared. Consequently his rivals begin using her as a pawn to capture him. Feeling imprisoned by her circumstances, one of her friends gives her a book which leads her to introspecting and opening her mind. She realises her fear of what is to come is ineffectual because power lies within her.
The Wangechi Ngugi-produced short features Anita Kavuu-Ng’ang’a, Blessing Lungahon, Renson Michael, Samuel Charles Mwangi, Brian ‘Geezo’ Mulaa and Lucy Ndinda.
The film is split into two. For context watch the first part followed by its sequel below.