Tuko Macho, a local web series created by The Nest Collective and directed by Jim Chuchu has been selected to screen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as part of the Primetime program – a showcase of the best in international television!
Tuko Macho Synopsis
The interactive web series is a procedural crime thriller, that releases a new episode online every Thursday and revolves around the kidnappings carried out by the titular terrorist cell. See link
Run by a ruthless vigilante named Biko, the Tuko Macho organization snatches up criminals from the streets of Nairobi and puts them on trial before the world’s most powerful public court — the internet, whose anonymous viewership decides whether the offender should live or die.
Each week the viewing public votes alongside the fictional internet audience to determine each criminal’s life-or-death fate in the next episode. Tuko Macho’s social media also gives viewers voice and provides them with a forum on which to discuss the issues at hand.
Cast includes Tim King’oo, Njambi Koikai, Ibrahim Muchemi
Tuko Macho is a production by the creators of the controversial film, Stories of Our Lives, based on the LGBT community, which was banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) last year in October on grounds of “obscenity, explicit scenes of sexual activities and [for promoting] homosexuality, which is contrary to [Kenya’s] national norms and values.”