Seattle International Film Festival 2024

This year’s 50th anniversary Seattle International Film Festival running from May 9 to May 19, the Center for Global Studies is cosponsoring the thrilling new documentary, The Battle for Laikipia.

“Unresolved historical injustices and climate change raise the stakes in a generations-old conflict between Indigenous pastoralists and white landowners in Laikipia, Kenya, a wildlife conservation haven. Co-directors Daphne Matziaraki (4.1 Miles, The Me You Can’t See) and Pete Murimi (I Am Samuel) craft The Battle for Laikipia with empathy, compassion, and brutal truth. Weaving together themes of environmentalism, colonialism, and conservationism, the film delicately showcases the impact of these crucial topics on the Indigenous farming community of Kenya’s Laikipia region. Handled with care, Matziaraki and Murimi’s The Battle for Laikipia takes us through a journey that elicits frustration, awe, curiosity, and wonder.”—BB

The Battle for Laikipia showtimes and tickets are available to purchase at this link.

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