"Brother Time" is the story of two neighbors whose friendship turns to conflict as ethnic passions threaten to engulf them. After the last presidential election, Kenya erupted in ethnic violence. Most of the 1,500 killed lived in the Rift Valley, where members of different groups had lived peacefully. The title comes from a phrase uttered by the main character, whose neighbor took up arms against him: "as Christians, we say all men are brothers. But now is not the Brother Time." That chilling thought was the inspiration for the film.