A Kenyan film titled ‘Watu Wote’ (All of Us) has been nominated for the Oscars.
The 22-minute film based on actual event is about unity; Muslims shielded Christians when a bus they were travelling in was attacked by Al-Shabaab terrorists.
It is a tribute to more than 20 people who got killed by the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab when they attacked the Nairobi-bound bus in Mandera on November 22, 2014.
Salah Sabdow Farah, a teacher who was among passengers’ shielded non-Muslims the terror attack. He alongside other Muslims refused to reveal the identities of the Christians. He died in hospital after the terrorists sprayed him with bullets.
President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded the Order Of The Grand Warrior to Mr Farah “for his act of courage”.
More than 10 Al-Shabaab terrorists got into the bus and ordered Muslims to split from Christians. The Muslims defied demands and subsequently the terrorists sprayed the bus with bullets killing the people.
The film which was shot in Nairobi has won several awards and more than 40 prestigious festivals around the world. It made it to the final list of five nominees for the Academy Awards on January 23. The 90th Oscars ceremony will take place on March 4.