Finding Kenya's lost soldiers
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission documents its non-commemoration work in East Africa with a moving short film exploring themes of loss, dignity, grief, and closure.
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It tells the story of Esther, a war widow who waited 79 years to receive news of her husband, Kwaheri Mutava, in the hope he would return.
The film follows the CWGC’s field investigator Patrick Abungu, who talks of his search for Mutava’s burial place, capturing Esther’s touching moment of closure as she is given photographs of her husband’s war grave in Kolkata for the first time.
The release of the eight-minute feature marks the East African Remembrance weekend with a live screening in Kenya.