The letter


Karisa’s Grandma, Margaret, is a respected elder of her church, and spends her days cultivating her fields to feed her family. Karisa’s uncles claim that Grandma is worshipping the devil, and demand she be exorcised by their Pentecostal priests. Karisa’s strong-willed Aunties, however, are doing everything they can to protect their mother. As Karisa delicately navigates between his disputing relatives, the love for his grandmother must overcome the imminent danger of the accusations against her.


Maia LEKOW is a Kenyan filmmaker and renowned live musician. Her debut feature-documentary The Letter premiered at IDFA 2019 to sold-out screenings and stirring reviews. She was named a goodwill ambassador for UNHCR on World Refugee Day, 2013 and has received an African Movie Academy Award for her song Uko Wapi

Christopher KING is an award-winning filmmaker. Originally from Australia, he has lived & worked in Kenya since 2007 when he founded Circle & Square Productions with wife Maia Lekow in Nairobi.  Christopher’s debut feature-doc The Letter made with wife Maia.