Kenyatta (1973 Documentary)



Part Three of ‘The Black Man’s Trilogy; A biographical portrait of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta and a case study of the “pitfall’s of nationalism” as a political force in Africa narrated by Keefe ‘Simba’ West & Msindo Mwinyipembe , produced and directed by award winning filmmakers Anthony Howarth and David R. Koff.

“A treasure store of old stills, buried newsreels and contemporary interviews, supported by meticulous research and synthesized with the most sensitive acumen. A unique record of what colonialism means in human terms.”—Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle

“A rare, penetrating and yet sympathetic look at African nationalism.”—Peter Mwaura, The Standard (Nairobi)

“A solid historical document skewed, valuably, to a distinctive African point of view. By affording a forum for black leaders, past and present, it conveys the sense of an enduring dignity that no colonialist rationalizations can eliminate.”—John J. O’Connor, The New York Times