Intellectual Scum is a controversial film based on an online article, written by the Zambian author Field Ruwe in 2012, which went viral. It is a dialogue between the author and a white man who claims that the African intellectuals are lazy, while the illiterate poor African works hard. This is how the white man explains poverty. The film leaves nobody indifferent.

Despite the fact that the end of the film adopts a rather moralizing tone, this film is a very important production of a young filmmaker with a message.

  • International title Intellectual Scum
  • Filmmaker Njue Kevin
  • country Kenya
  • Feature 15 min
  • Cast Jason Corder, Patrick Oketch
  • Year 2020
  • Spoken English
  • Subtitle English