EFP Cannes
25 September 2017

THIS IS MY SISTER

original title:

THIS IS MY SISTER

directed by:

cast:

Jane Kinyanjui, Martha Kinyanjui, Alvin Kinyanjui

cinematography:

music:

LMC

production:

AMREF-Mestiere Cinema

country:

Italy

year:

2006

film run:

62'

format:

Betacam - colour

status:

Ready (05/10/2006)

festival & awards:

The true story of Jane and her son Alvin, both of whom are HIV positive. When Alvin gets sick, his mother dedicates herself entirely to taking care of him and thus loses her job and all her hope. Luckily she gets support from her sister Martha, a contagiously upbeat woman who hopes to open a beauty salon. The main characters in this African story are the people who actually experienced it: Jane, Martha and Alvin Kinyanjui.