Idfa: Kenyan Documentary ‘The Letter’ Debuts Trailer (Exclusive)

Variety has been given access to the trailer for Kenyan documentary “The Letter,” by producer-director duo Christopher King and Maia Lekow, which world premieres Nov. 23 at Idfa.

The film follows a young man who travels to his grandmother’s rural home when he learns she’s been accused of witchcraft. He soon discovers that the threatening letter she received came from a member of his own family, and that the accusations have caused a rift among relatives driven by a combination of superstition and economic motives. As the film’s focus widens, he learns that hundreds of other elders in the region are being branded as witches as a means to steal their land.

King and Lekow stumbled upon this unlikely drama while exploring the oral history of coastal Kenya, to which Lekow traces her roots. While researching the story of a female freedom fighter who was arrested by the
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