Ok, so, let me just say that it’s not great; but I do appreciate the effort. It’s not exactly everyday that I come across Kenyan martial arts flicks.
Directed by Robby Bresson and starring Ryan Mbatia, Simiyu Samurai is about a Kenyan, trained in Japan, who is forced to return to Kenya, after that Japan suffers a terrible tsunamis.
Simiyu Samurai is Africa’s latest Action Hero. The Unassuming Simiyu loses his Parents in the recent Tsunami and is forced to leave Japan and go live with his Grandmother his only surving relative in Kenya. Life in Rural Kenya proves challenging when he comes in direct conflict with a group of thugs who controll the local market.
What follows below is a 22-minute short film, although my research tells me that the filmmakers may have initially been going for something episodic.
However, it won several awards at The Kalasha Film and Television Awards in Kenya last month, presented by The Kenya Film Commission.
Watch Simiyu Samurai below: