Thuranira from Isiolo Triumphs in U.S Film Competition

The recently concluded US competition, which attracted a diverse range of talented individuals across various categories including feature film, short film, audio storytelling, and games, has witnessed a groundbreaking accomplishment by Isiolo filmmaker and producer Moses Thuranira.

His exceptional work has garnered prestigious accolades at the renowned Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, USA.

Thuranira during filmmaking in Turkana, Kenya

Thuranira’s captivating documentary, titled “Between the Rains,” delves deep into the pressing issue of climate change and its profound consequences on local communities. The film sheds light on the challenges faced by Isiolo due to this global crisis, showcasing Thuranira’s dedication to capturing the essence of this important topic. The thought-provoking nature of “Between the Rains” resonated profoundly with the Tribeca Film Festival audience, ultimately leading to the film’s recognition and subsequent awards.

With immense pride and humility, the 29-year-old filmmaker expressed his gratitude for the two awards his documentary received at Tribeca: Best Feature Documentary and Best Cinematography. Thuranira emphasized that this triumph is not only a personal victory but a triumph for the entire Isiolo community as well.

Thuranira humbly acknowledges the unwavering dedication and creativity of his team, whose tireless efforts played a pivotal role in the success of “Between the Rains.” Moreover, he recognizes the profound impact this achievement has on the Isiolo community.

Thuranira at the Tribeca Festival

By bringing climate change and its far-reaching effects to the forefront, “Between the Rains” aims to raise awareness and stimulate discussions that can potentially ignite positive change. The film was meticulously shot over a span of four years, capturing the essence of a region profoundly affected by the devastating drought that swept across the country.

“Am humbled to announce that our Film Between The Rains has scooped two Awards at Tribeca in the category of Best Feature Documentary and Best Cinematography.

“This is a huge win not only to the Team that worked tirelessly but also to Isiolo community,” Moses Thuranira said.

The success of Thuranira and his team at the Tribeca Film Festival serves as a testament to their commitment to tackling urgent global issues through the power of filmmaking. As the spotlight shines on “Between the Rains,” the hope is that it will inspire audiences worldwide to join the conversation and contribute to a more sustainable future.


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