"Masai: The Rain Warriors"
Directed by Pascal Plisson
This beautiful adventure shot on the savannahs of Kenya depicts a
community's quest to bring rain to their land, ensuring their survival. A
band of young Masai warriors sets out to kill a mystical lion, which they
are told will end the drought plaguing their village. Barely teenagers,
they are untested, unskilled, and unsure whether the lion actually exists.
This debut fiction film from Pascal Plisson, a devoted nature
documentarian, is the first picture to be solely populated by real-life
Masai and spoken entirely in their native tongue. "A lush blend of the
exotic and the deeply human" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune).
In Maa with English subtitles.