MO & ME
Mohamed Amin, Salim Amin, Roger Mills, Murad Rayani, Leul Abate, Dolly Amin, Farzana Amin, Harry Belafonte, Colin Blane, Wolfango Dourado, Patrick Muiruri, Ardash Nayar, Michael Odenyo, Duncan Willetts, Mike Wooldridge, Camerapix, Al Jazeera International
The turmoil of Africa’s emergence into the 20th Century, has long been the Focus of the critical Eye of the Western World. From the Exploration to the Exploitation, from Fear & Famine to Fame & Fortune and from War-torn Horror to Wildlife Wonder - it has all been Exposed to the relentless Gaze of the international Press. And no-one has caught its Pain and Passion more incisively than Mohamed Amin (Mo) - Photographer and frontline Cameraman extraordinaire. He was the most famous Photojournalist in the World, making the News as often as he Covered it. Mo trained his unwavering Lense on every aspect of African life, never shying from the Tragedy and never failing to Revel in the Success. Through the piercing Gaze of his Camera lense, Mo showed the World what Some were Afraid to See and what Most people Wished they could Ignore. This 96-minute Documentary immortalises the inspirational Legend that was Mohamed Amin - a Kenyan who became the World’s most famous Photojournalist. And in it, his Son - Salim Amin, spends 10 years Retracing the Steps of a Father he Never really Knew.