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A Kenyan film which reenacts a 2015 terrorist attack in northern Kenya where a Muslim man protected Christians has been nominated for an Oscar.
Watu Wote, which means ‘all of us’ in Kiswahili, is one of the five shortlisted films in the live action category.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018
In the 2015 attack, militants from Islamist group al-Shabab ambushed a bus in Mandera town which was carrying workers travelling south for their Christmas holidays.
A group of Kenyan Muslims protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups.
At least 28 non-Muslims were executed at point-blank range.
Kenyan film ‘Watu Wote – All of Us’ nominated for the Academy Awards – Oscars. The film is based on real events. A muslim man who shielded christians during a terror attack on a bus in northern Kenya. The film will premeier today in Nairobi.. #Oscars #WatuWote pic.twitter.com/mkCxYx8W3J
— Anthony Irungu (@irushtony) January 23, 2018
Here is the film trailer:Source: BBC
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