Kenyan movie ‘Mully’ nominated for Oscar award

Written By: Lenah Karanja

The movie was first premiered in Los Angeles and launched on 3rd,4th and 5th of October 2017.

Kenyan movie “Mully” based on a true story has been nominated for an Oscar award.

The movie which premiered in Nairobi on Friday after being launched in Los Angeles in November tells the story of how one man; Dr. Charles Mulli born into a destitute family rose to be a wealthy man.

He however felt the weight of destitute children and opted, to abandon a live of luxury and care for destitute children resulting in the establishment of Mully children’s family.

The organization set up 29 years ago, aims at changing the world one child at a time.

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The movie tells the story of Dr. Mulli a Kenyan by birth who was abandoned by his parents at the age of six and left to conform to the harsh realities of the world.

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Through sheer struggles he managed to pursue his elementary studies with help from well-wishers.

Life offered him rant and rave and at the age of 16 he had suicidal thoughts but he says he was saved by God’s grace.

He hustled until he became a wealthy businessman owning a fleet of public service vehicles.

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However, in all his wealth he still felt alone despite having a wife and five children. It is then that he opted to turn his live around after seeing street children suffer.

He had a flash back of his callous childhood memories and decided to save them. This meant he had to give out all his properties.

His new decision wasn’t well received by his family at first but  later supported him.

That marked the beginning of Mully Children’s Family, a foundation he has run for 29 years since 1989 helping the less fortunate in the society. The foundation has five main themes targeting the society.

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It is his story that he has since documented in books such as “father to the fatherless”.

The movie was first premiered in Los Angeles and launched on 3rd,4th and 5th of October 2017.

It has also been nominated for an Oscar Awards alongside another Kenyan short film dubbed “watu wote.”

Watu Wote is a short live action film based on the events of the Mandera bus attack carried out by Somali based Al Shabab terror group in 2015.


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