SUBIRA, 11, is a cheeky young girl who wants to live by the same rules that apply to her younger brother.

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Raised in an orthodox Muslim community in the remote island of Lamu, Kenya, her tyrannical mother wants her to follow tradition, learn household chores and aim to be a good wife, just like all the rest.

SUBIRA however, has other plans. She wants to live by her own rules no matter what people say.

This searing family drama vividly captures the paradox of modernity versus tradition.