The Oscar selection committee has settled on the film Mission to rescue by Foxton Media Kenya for the best International Feature Film category at the 94th Academy awards 2022.
According to Alamin Virani secretary of Oscar Selection Committee Kenya (OSCK), they received four entries that include Mission to Rescue, Bangarang, Kiapo and Mukami.
“After evaluating the four films the committee has settled on the film Mission to rescue. The film stems from the story of a French woman who was kidnapped by Al-Shabaab. The idea seeks to highlight the effects of radicalization within the community that aim to curb terrorism, “he said.
The Commission’s CEO on his part offered that the four entries that submitted their movies met most of the required specifications and were recorded as duly received and on Thursday 14th to 15th October 2021, the Selection Committee had settled on the Film ‘Mission to Rescue’ by Foxton Media the Kenya Selection for the Best International Feature Film category at the Academy Awards.
‘Mission to Rescue is a Kenyan movies set along the Kenya-Somali border; the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Mission to rescue stems from the story of a French woman who was kidnapped by the Al-Shabaab. The idea seeks to highlight the effects of radicalization within the community that aim to curb terrorism,’ the CEO said.
The jury also recognised the fact that the Film Industry especially matters production in the country has grown in leaps and bounds in the recent past than other African states adding that the future of the industry looks bright.
They also said Kenya is scenery after they said is helping in producing master pieces from the scenes that includes but not least to Mountains, World class beaches amongst others.
The nominees for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced by the Academy on Tuesday 8th February 2022.