'Mo & Me' debuts on streaming

Thursday May 20 2021
Mohamed Amin.

The late photojournalist Mohamed Amin. PHOTO | COURTESY


The award-winning biographical documentary Mo & Me, on the late Mohamed Amin, one of the world’s most accomplished photojournalist, has made its streaming debut to a global audience.

Produced in 2006, the documentary was released digitally and globally first on streaming service on May 5, as the world marked the African World Heritage Day.

“We are thrilled to work with the Kenyan streaming service, MyMovies.Africa, to show my father’s remarkable story of Africa’s emergence into the 20th century to a global audience”, says Salim Amin, chairman of Camerapix and the Mohammed Amin Foundation.

“We are also happy that the documentary is distributed by Clark and Hampton, one of East Africa's leading content aggregators, whose director and founder, Tony Mwite, was a student at the Mohamed Amin Foundation,” adds Amin.

To date, Mo & Me has won 30 awards for best documentary in the United States, Canada, India and in Africa, including the Grand Jury Award at the New York International Film Festival, and has been screened at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), as well as the Cannes Film Festival.

The one hour and 36 minutes long film documents the life of Kenya’s decorated photojournalist, who braved 28 days of torture, survived bombs and bullets and lost his left arm during an ammunition dump explosion in Somalia in his quest for a story.


The film is available only on MyMovies.Africa in 195 countries and territories.

He is most remembered for his 1984 coverage of the Ethiopian famine, that inspired a collective global conscience and was the catalyst for Band Aid’s USA for Africa and Live Aid and the world’s major public charity fundraising.