Between the rains


Filmed with stunning cinematography over four years,the film explores a childhood caught within a traditional culture victim of climate change. During a period of record low rainfall in Kenya, the Turkana tribe faces growing violent clashes with rival tribes and wild predators. Kolei, a sensitive shepherd boy, questions not only his path as a warrior, but also the erosion of the culture that has shaped every aspect of his life.


Tribeca Film Festival | Best Documentary & Best Cinematography Hot Springs International Film Festival | Best Documentary Feature Calgary International Film Festival | Grand Jury Prize Mashariki African Film Festival | Best Documentary


“A very worthy winner of best documentary at Tribeca Festival….Authenticity soaks the entire film, which is seamlessly edited and stunningly intimate.” – Cinema Daily US “Craft, storytelling, impact — and above all a raw, elegant coming-of-age portrait of resilience that unanimously blew us away” – Tribeca Jury

Director's Biography

Moses THURANIRA THIANE: Moses is a producer, journalist, activist & art teacher based in northern Kenya. As a journalist and community organizer, Moses has devoted his life to ensuring that the communities in Kenya’s northern region have a voice. Moses is also working to establish northern Kenya’s first art school - where students will be encouraged to become the creators & problem-solvers for Kenya’s tomorrow. Moses is currently a fellow in the Kenya Film Commission residency program for Documentary and Feature Films as well as a member of the 2022 Points North Fellowship.

Andrew H BROWN: After his time as an enlisted Forward Observer in the US Army, Andrew has spent the last decade working as a humanitarian & filmmaker in sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently, he was the producer (p.g.a.), cinematographer & editor of KIFARU (Audience Award at Full Frame, Grand Jury Winner at Slamdance). As the producer of KIFARU, Andrew secured exclusive access to the story of Sudan - the last northern white rhino male in existence - allowing the crew to capture the story of extinction in real-time for the first time in history. As the editor for KIFARU, he was nominated by Jackson Wild for Best Editing. Prior to that, Andrew spent three years building relationships within northern Kenya’s poaching network, unveiling the intricacies of the illegal ivory trade as the producer of WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS (Best Editing, Tribeca Film Festival); a recipient of Sundance’s Documentary Production Grant in 2017. Andrew was also a member of the 2022 Points North Fellowship.

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