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Fellow appointed to Chair Kenya Film Commission by President Kenyatta

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2016 Tutu Fellow Dorothy Ghettuba Pala will be chairing the Board of the Kenya Film Commission (KFC) for the next three years.  She was appointed to the position by President Uhuru Kenyatta on 3 May 2019. The KFC was established in 2005 to develop a vibrant local film and TV industry, and to position Kenya as a preferred filming destination for sustainable wealth and job creation. The KFC, led by its CEO Timothy Owase, congratulated Dorothy Ghettuba on her appointment on Twitter.

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Fellow premieres powerful film on child brides

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2018 Tutu Fellow Omoni Oboli premiered her latest movie, Wings of a Dove, in Los Angeles, California, in February 2019, as part of the ongoing Pan African Film Festival, much to the audience’s delight. The Award winning actress has proven herself to be a powerhouse in the Nollywood industry, and is ready to take the message of her new movie to every corner of the world. 

Her movie, which deals with child marriage, brought the audience to its feet for a standing ovation. It is an emotionally-charged story of two young Northern Nigerian girls who are married off to much older men at the age of 13 and 14 years of age, but all they want is the freedom to be children. The movie takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride, tackling issues like the loss of childhood innocence; the consequences of being in a forced, arranged marriage; and the hopes and dreams of a future that is stolen from them.

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