Maia is a Kenyan musician and filmmaker, known prominently as the front-woman of the explosive band Maia & The Big Sky. The Letter is her feature debut, co-directed and produced with husband Christopher King. Maia was named a goodwill ambassador for UNHCR in 2013 and received an African Movie Academy Award for her song «Uko Wapi» in 2009. Currently performing across international stages with her band, Maia has also composed a hauntingly beautiful original score for The Letter.
In coastal Kenya, a frenzied mix of consumerism & christianity is turning hundreds of families against their elders, branding them as witches as a means to steal their land. Filmed with a gentle pace and incredible closeness, The Letter is an intimate family portrait that weaves a complex story of shakespearean proportions. More