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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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BORN FREE: Past, Present and Future Presented by Will Travers, Oct. 15 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium
BORN FREE: Past, Present and Future
Presented by Will Travers, President, Born Free Foundation
Date: Wednesday 15 October 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Talk 7:00 pm
The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by Will Travers parents, the actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free
Travers will talk about what the Foundation is doing to assist in the fight to stop ivory trade, the protection of Kenya’s wildlife and wild places for future generations.
Refreshments for sale 6.15pm Talk 7:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or email@example.com
MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019
When: Monday, 13 October 2014; 6-8pm
Where: PAWA 254 Rooftop, Nairobi
Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/BBOGVigil
Download EN – Nigeria Vigil Oct 13 Flyer [pdf] for more information.