Breakfast in Kisumu

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Shot in multiple formats, from 16mm to digital, Breakfast in Kisumu is an intimately rendered tribute to renowned Kenyan academic and political activist Rok Ajulu, husband of Lindiwe Sisulu. Filmed across six countries in Europe and Africa, the film’s account of Rok’s life – from his struggles as an exiled freedom fighter in the post-colonial era to his ongoing conflict with the apartheid government and his support for the African National Congress – takes the form of a conversation with his daughter as they travel many different roads. Along the way, we learn of his various deportations and prison sentences, as well as a richly-lived life devoted to both academia and activism – and finally, the collapse of the apartheid regime and Rok’s homecoming to his adopted country.


Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell Director
Rebecca grew up all over Africa before returning to the UK to pursue sport. After competing at the Commonwealth Games, she quit the Olympic Team to attend Oxford University, graduating with BFA hons. She learnt French whilst living in Paris and worked in communication strategy. She has worked in education…

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World Premiere Festival Guest African Feature
Cape Town
Sat 8 June / 5.30pm + Q&A
Tue 11 June / 8.30pm + Q&A
Thu 13 June / 6.15pm
Sat 8 June / 7.30pm
Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
Bulgaria, Germany, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, UK
37 minutes