How exactly do environments shape us? Twins of Mankala examines this question by comparing a single day of school in the lives of three Kenyan children. One is growing up in Kilo, Kenya, while the other two-twin eight-year-old girls-are being raised in Massachusetts. The children narrate the film in Kikuyu and English, as the differences and similarities of their experiences slowly reveal themselves.
Length: 11 minutes
Language: English, Kikuyu
Jason DaSilva's first feature film, Cuba Dreams, was shot in Havana in 1999 and screened at the Latin America Film Festival that year. His next award-winning film, Olivia's Puzzle, screened at over 30 festivals, including Sundance. His most recent film, Lest We Forget, premiered at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam and received several awards. An IFP/NY Project Involve Filmmaker Fellowship recipient, DaSilva currently resides in New York City.