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Kabibi - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Elaisha Stokes

Congo, Canada, 2020, 12 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2021

Category:Narrative Short

Crew:Writer: Elaisha Stokes. Producers: Horeb Bulambo Shindano, Elaisha Stokes. Editor: Maureen Grant; Director of Photography: Kenny Suleimanagich


A young woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo learns how to walk in high heels.

About the director

Elaisha Stokes is a Canadian / American filmmaker and journalist who has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. Her documentary films have broadcast on National Geographic, the New York Times, Vice and CBS, among others. In 2018 she was a Sundance New Voices Fellow and a Cine Qua Non screenwriting fellow. Kabibi is her first narrative short. Elaisha is currently based in New York.


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