Breakfast in Kisumu

Shot across 16mm, VHS, DV, and Digital, Breakfast in Kisumu is a personal homage to the 20-year journey of renowned professor and political activist Rok Ajulu. Filmed across 6 countries between Europe and Africa, with a proxy-archival quality, it follows Rok’s account of his struggles as an exiled freedom fighter of the post-colonial, apartheid era. In conversation with his daughter - he tells of his numerous deportations, prison sentences, and academia. As Rok recounts the collapse of the apartheid regime, Breakfast in Kisumu shows us a homecoming; his journey back to Africa for the transition of the African National Congress (ANC) from a liberation movement into a governing party, his marriage into the Sisulu Family, and the continental significance of 1994. 

Directed/Produced by: Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

Executive Producer: Raphael Laurent

Cinematography by: Oliver Bradley-Baker

Editing: Mdhamiri Á Nkemi, Oliver Bradley-Baker, Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

Sound Design: Harry McSwaine, Oliver Bradley-Baker

Music: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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