As the world marks the African World Heritage Day (5th May) to celebrate cultural and natural heritage of Africa, a documentary on a Kenyan photojournalist- Mohamed Amin (Mo) who chronicled 41 years of African history, from 1955 until his death in 1996, has been released digitally and globally onto its first streaming service.
To-date MO & ME has won thirty Awards for Best Documentary in the United States, Canada, India and on the African continent, including the Grand Jury Award at the New York International Film Festival.
The 96-minute Film has also screened at the prestigious British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), as well as the Cannes Film Festival.
It documents the life of Kenya’s most ambitious and decorated Photojournalist, who braved 28 Days of torture, survived Bombs & Bullets and even Lost of his left arm during an ammunition dump explosion, in his quest for the story.
His coverage of the 1984 Ethiopian famine, for example, proved so compelling, that it inspired a collective global conscience and the greatest act of giving in the 20th Century. Mo served as both the Inspiration, and as a catalyst, for Band Aid, USA for Africa and Live Aid. His pictures shamed the world into action and undoubtedly rescued a country from absolute destruction by famine.
MO & ME immortalises the inspirational Legend that was Mohamed Amin – a Kenyan who became the World’s most famous News Cameraman. And in it, his Son – Salim Amin, spends 10 years Retracing the Steps of a Father he Never really Knew.
“We are thrilled to work with the Kenyan streaming service of MyMovies.Africa™, to Show my Father’s remarkable Story of Africa’s emergence into the 20th Century, to a Global audience”, says Salim Amin – Chairman of Camerapix and Mohammed Amin Foundation. “We are also happy that the Documentary is Distributed by Clark and Hampton – one of East Africa’s leading Content Aggregators, whose Director & Founder – Tony Mwite, was a Student at the Mohamed Amin Foundation.”
The film is Available ONLY MyMovies.Africa™, in all 195 Countries & Territories, here: https://mymovies.africa/view/dddc4d15d627a8c3
MyMovies.Africa™ is a proudly Kenyan-made, Mobile-first Digital Cinema Extension, offering securely encrypted original Films (i.e. New Releases, Classics, Features, Shorts, Animations, Documentaries, etc.) on Smart Devices, including Phones, Tablets and Laptops via the Internet, across Africa and to its Diaspora, as a 7-day Rental and #OwnForLife purchase.