Joy’s Garden

Director: Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

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Edwin abruptly goes from absent baby daddy to sole caregiver of Joy, his seven-year-old daughter, following her mother’s death. Her plants and presence disrupt his beloved soccer and whisky, but he must find it in his heart to make room for her.


Duration: 13 min.

Country: Kenya

Language: English, Swahili

Year: 2020

Genre: Fiction (Drama)

Topic: African, Black, Childhood, Children, Death, Family, Human Relationship, nature, Sports

Cast & Crew

Director: Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

Producer: Teren Teren Films

Writer: Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

Actors: Melvin Alusa Torah Nato

Festivals & Awards


Almagro International Film Festival

Zanzibar International Film Festival

Washington West International Film Festival

VGIK International Students Festival


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