Westgate siege inspired movie to be shot in South Africa

Kenyans queue to get into Westgate Mall on July 18, 2015 amid tight security. A movie about the Westgate siege starring Ms Hillary Swank will be shot in South Africa as opposed to Kenya. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The country has lost two movies to South Africa.
  • Richard Harding, producer of The First Grader, says he regrets that Kenya is not exploiting its competitive location to make films.
  • The movie about the Westgate siege in 2013 that lasted four days, culminating in the deaths of scores, will star actress Hillary Swank.

The verdict is out; Kenya is winning the war against malaria but losing the battle in making the country an attractive filming location.


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