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Log Out: a short film by students from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa

01 August 2020

Students at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa produced a captivating film called ‘Log Out’ with the support of art & drama teacher Joyce Arigi and English teacher Alex Mwololo who guided the film-making process.

The short film, which featured students and teachers as actors and producers, was set to compete at this year's Kenya Drama and Film Festival which was cancelled due to COVID-19 measures.

Log Out tells the story of a young introverted boy who becomes addicted to gaming on social media. Consequently, his life both at home and at school are affected. This causes friction with a longtime friend who attempts to convince him to "log out" of his addiction.

Joyce Arigi said working with the students was very encouraging as they showed teamwork while working on the film. “We were amazed by the level of imagination, especially from the story developers who had very creative ideas and offered suggestions that made the film a success,” Joyce expressed. She added that the students were very cooperative as they were willing to be taught how to handle the equipment that was used in filming.

Joyce also complimented the performances of the young stars. “The acting was so amazing,” Joyce said. “Although most of the students were new to this kind of experience, it’s difficult to tell they’re first time actors when watching the film.

Watch the captivating film by these brilliant creatives here: