Shimoni (The Pit)

After 7 years in prison, 35 year old Geoffrey has to restart his life in Shimoni, where he renegotiates the confines of the physical world while forced to face his nightmare in the flesh.


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Shimoni (The Pit) (2022)

Feature (97mins) Narrative




No Rating


Angela Wanjiku Wamai


Thu 21 Sep 2023, 8.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

T+T Premiere

Angela Wanjiku Wamai

Angela Wanjiku Wamai

Angela Wanjiku Wamai has been working as a film editor in Nairobi for 8 years. She loves to edit documentaries because it allows her to observe human beings. She was recently awarded Best Film Editor by the Women in Film awards-Kenya. In 2017, she wrote “I Had to Bury Cucu,” which premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Her directorial debut “Dad, are you OK?” premiered at the International Female Film Festival, Malmö (Sweden). In 2022, she completed her feature debut “Shimoni (The Pit)” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has shown at among others IFFR, FESPA-
CO, and the Red Sea International Film Festival. The film was awarded the Etalon de Bronze at FESPACO 2023 and the Golden Film Award at the Luxor African Film Festival.

Angela is drawn to stories of broken men and is often exploring the themes of fatherhood, grief and loss in her work. She studied film at EICTV in Havana (Cuba).

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