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Kenya Art Fair 2014, is Kenya’s premier art fair in Nairobi, focused on contemporary visual art from the artists in Kenya.
The Art fair will nurture, appreciate and recognize excellence in the contemporary visual arts and represents the only fair of this kind in the region open to the local and international art scene.
The 4 day fair will be held during the week of 6th-9th of November 2014.
• The Exhibitors Area that will showcase Kenya’s leading Art centres, Galleries, Independent artists & Art establishments.
• The Wasanii exhibition that will showcase artwork for well known and emerging artists in Kenya
• A cartoon Competition open to all ages
• Seminars on Art related topics
Join us this Saturday – the 1st of November 2014 as we look at what’s new in this year’s competition and talk all things film.
From 10:30am at the Michael Joseph Center we share what’s new in this year’s competition and how we’re helping you make better films.
Join the Discussion:
• Look, Feel, Style & Structure: An engaging discussion on ‘The Language of Short Film’ hosted by myself and Jim Chuchu – Creative Director at The Nest.
• Social Media & Film: Hosted by Mark Kaigwa, Founder of Nendo Ventures. (How we as filmmakers can benefit from this growing phenomenon)
We’ll answer all your 48HFP questions, reveal this year’s list of Genres and share a couple of our favorite short films from 2014.
Do you have your team yet? Are your registered? You’ve still got time.
Registration is still open.
To register got to our homepage and click on the ‘Register For Nairobi Now’ link. Registration is KSh 8,000 per team!
48HFP Nairobi – Meet & Greet
Date: 1st November 2014
Venue: The Michael Joseph Center – Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands
Check out what Nairobi’s previous 48ers had to share about last year’s experience:
International Women Film Festival 2014: Udada Festival, Oct. 25-29 2014 @ Goethe, MJ Centre & Alliance Française
Udada is a Swahili term that means sisterhood. This is a women’s film festival that will take place from 25th to 29th October 2014 in three venues in Nairobi.
October 25-29, 2014 – Goethe Institut
Dates: October 25-29, 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 2.00 – 8.00 pm
Admission: 200/=KSh, Students: 50/=KSh
October 28, 2014 – MJ Centre
As part of the cultural program, the Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to a Spanish Night of the Udada Film Festival where a cocktail will be offered before the viewing of the modern version of the Spanish Film Blancanieves (Snow White) directed by Pablo Berger on 28th October at 5.30pm at the Michael Joseph centre next to Safaricom house, Westlands. Free parking is available in the centre.
Date: Tuesday, 28th October 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph centre, Westlands
Time: 5.30pm – 9.00pm
For more information about the film screenings, please contact the organisers of the festival: email@example.com
Date: October 31, 2014
Venue: Docubox Offices
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm
In his new stunt documentary, “The Ambassador,” the Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brugger impersonates a European adventurer seeking his fortune in Africa. This character, named Mads Cortzen, might have been dreamed up by Joseph Conrad in collaboration with Sacha Baron Cohen. A slender, dapper fellow with a ginger beard and an ironical manner, Cortzen motors around Liberia and the Central African Republic in a flag-festooned Volvo, handing out bribes and secretly recording his meetings with government ministers, diamond mine owners and shady passport brokers. Mr. Brugger’s voice-over briskly explains the rules and risks associated with his imposture, and reveals a world in which everything seems to be for sale. His first purchase is a Liberian diplomatic credential, which he thinks will allow him to operate in the Central African Republic with impunity as he buys conflict gems and sets up a match factory. Nothing is quite as simple as it seems. A Dutch fixer and Liberian officials, in spite of thousands of dollars in fees and “donations,” cannot put his papers in order, placing him at risk of arrest or worse. His Central African partners might be ripping him off, and it becomes hard to tell if Cortzen is master of the mock-diplomatic game or the world’s biggest sucker.
It is also sometimes difficult to read Mr. Brugger’s intentions. “The Ambassador” is both a satire of European cynicism and an exposé of African corruption, but a crucial element of social or ethical concern is missing. There is, for example, no sense of the toll that venal governments and abusive business practices exact on ordinary Africans, and the arrogant contempt that his alter ego shows for the Central African Republic and its people sometimes seems to belong to Mr. Brugger as well.
But much of what he was able to record — the deadpan viciousness of a French mercenary in charge of state security; the casual greed of fellow diplomats; the pomposity and duplicity of local bureaucrats — is genuinely appalling. Mr. Brugger’s portrait of shameless, routine collusion between exploitative foreigners and dysfunctional dictatorships is depressing and undeniable.
Unless, that is, “The Ambassador” is even more of a hoax than it seems to be. This strikes me as plausible, since somebody having this much fun in such proximity to horror may not be completely trustworthy. Via http://www.nytimes.com/
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