Bulla Karatasi: The Forgotten Massacre

Bulla Karatasi: The Forgotten Massacre, produced by ICTJ and Kenyan media house Africa Uncensored, is the first ever in-depth documentary film to explore the events surrounding the massacre that took place in Kenya's northern region of Garissa in November 1980 and its ongoing impact on the community and Kenyan society. The extreme, targeted violence by Kenyan security forces resulted in over 3,000 lost lives.

02/09/2022

Bulla Karatasi: The Forgotten Massacre, produced by ICTJ and Kenyan media house Africa Uncensored, is the first ever in-depth documentary film to explore the events surrounding the massacre that took place in Kenya's northern region of Garissa in November 1980 and its ongoing impact on the community and Kenyan society. 

The film includes testimony of Somali-Kenyan victims and other citizens who experienced or bore witness to the brutal and indiscriminate attack on Garissa residents by Kenyan security forces. The extreme, targeted violence resulted in a state of emergency and over 3,000 lost lives. The film explores the ongoing impact of collective punishment, ethnic marginalization, and a lack of acknowledgment and reparation for communities in the North.