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Celebrating Life at 117

Journalist Priscilla Ng'ethe celebrates her great grandmother Elizabeth's 117th birthday in Kenya, and a life spanning both British colonial rule and the Mau Mau uprising.

At the start of 2017, journalist Priscilla Ng'ethe travelled to Kenya to celebrate her great grandmother Elizabeth's 117th birthday. Elizabeth was born in 1900. She was the fifth of six wives in a polygamous marriage to colonial-era Senior Chief Koinange who was also involved in the Mau Mau. Another chance to see this film where Priscilla joins her extended global family for a unique group photograph as they gather to celebrate Elizabeth's remarkable birthday. This autumn Elizabeth died peacefully surrounded by her family.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Jan 2018 00:30GMT