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Supa Modo

A touching film that deals with a very serious topic in a child-friendly way. Courage, friendship and fun are not neglected.

Recommended age: from 10 years / Age rating: 0
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Jo is a girl in Kenya who dreams of a superhero life as “Supa Modo”. But she has cancer and is terminally ill. Her mother Kathryn therefore brings Jo to her home. She should not spend the last months of her life in a hospital. But Jo’s older sister Mwix feels that Jo misses her friends from the clinic and playing with them. However, Kathryn seals herself and her little daughter off from the world around them. Secretly, Jo and her sister make trips to the village. Mwix and the village community stage ever more elaborate moments for the sick heroine to show her superpowers. At first, she only shifts a salt shaker by the power of her mind, but then she can do more. When Jo’s mother learns about it, she feels patronized and betrayed.

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Supa Modo

Children's Film Festival Seattle 2019 - Favorite Live Action Feature Award

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award – Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili

Berlin International Film Festival 2018 – Crystal Bear – Special Mention – Generation Kplus – Best Feature Film

Cinetopia Film Festival 2018 – Audience Award – Foreign Narrative

Durban International Film Festival 2018 – Artistic Bravery Prize

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Best International Feature Film – Special Mention

Emden International Film Festival 2018 – AOK Film Award and SCORE Bernhard Wicki Award

Kino W Trampkach (Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival for Children and Youth) 2018 –Best Children’s Film

Kristiansand International – Children’s Film Festival 2018 – EFCA Award

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2018 – Youth Jury Award

Molodist International Film Festival 2018 – Special Jury Diploma – Teen Screen Competition

Seattle International Film Festival – Nominee for the GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AWARD – BEST FILM

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2018 – The Golden Dhow – Best Feature Film and European African
Film Festival Award + Verona Jury Award – Best Film from East Africa

Jozi Film Festival – Audience Choice Award

Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2018 – Golden Slipper – Best Feature Film for Children and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

KIJUKO Bremer Kinder und Jugendfilmfestival 2018 – Special Mention

Kino Dzieci Kids Festival – Fern Flower Award

MICHEL Kinderfilmfestival Hamburg 2018 – Michel Award

Montreal Black Film Festival – Best narrative feature award

Schlingel 2018 – Förderpreis der DEFA-Stiftung and Goethe Award – Jugend- und Kinderfilmpreis

Cape Town International Film Market and Festival – Best New Director for Likarion Wanaina

Filmz Festival des Deutschen Kinos – Mainzer Rad award

14th Rolan International Film Festival For Children and Youth in Armenia – Childrens Jury Award Best long feature Film

JCC Carthage Film Festival in Tunesia – Best Screenplay Award
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