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Film screening: Blancanieves, Oct. 28 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House

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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.

This event is celebrated within the framework of the Udada Film Festival a swahili term that means sisterhood. It is a women’s film festival that this Embassy is supporting and will take place from 25th to 29th October 2014.

For more information about the film screenings, please contact the organisers of the festival: udadafilmfest@gmail.com

Location:        Michael Joseph centre, Westlands, Nairobi

Date:              Tuesday, 28th October 2014

Time:              5.30pm – 9.00pm

FREE ENTRY

October 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

Screening: The Ambassador by Mads Brugger, Oct. 31 2014 @ Docubox Offices

Screening: The Ambassador by Mads Brugger

Screening: The Ambassador by Mads Brugger


Date: October 31, 2014
Venue: Docubox Offices
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

About
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/

Find more info. here

October 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Robo-G, Oct. 25 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Robo G
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “ROBO-G” which will be shown on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Next Screening: ROBO-G
Date: Saturday, 25th October 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi (Hamada Gaku) is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds an elderly man named Suzuki (Igarashi) who fits inside the suit perfectly, but….

October 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

Premier of Open Air Theatre – Moonlight Cinema, Oct. 16 2014 @ the Elephant

Grease Poster
Welcome to Nairobi’s premier open air theatre – Moonlight Cinema.

We screen classic and independent films, for movie lovers on our larger than life air screen. Here you get to see the stars under the stars!

This October the 16th, we bring you the 1978 hit flick “Grease” with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

A FREE pizza for every ticket bought from Naked Pizza, with amazing bites done by The Lemon Grass Kitchen.

Hope to see you there and bring your kikoy!

Venue: the Elephant
Time: Starting from 7:30pm
Tickets: 1,000 advance and 1,500ksh, at the gate.
For inquiries contact +254 721 860 286

In association with Rainmaker Limited, Open Air Cinema and The Lemon Grass Kitchen.

October 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Korean Film Festival, Oct. 7-10 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Korean-film-fest
Dates: October 7-10, 2014
Time: Everyday @ 5 & 7.30 pm
Entrance Free

About
The Embassy of Republic of Korea in Nairobi, commemorating 50 years of friendship with Kenya, presents a Korean Film Festival showcasing some of the most recent Korean box office hits.

South Korean cinema caters to every taste: romance, suspense, sports, drama and comedy. Some of the films on the programme portray dramatic love stories resulting from the security challenge the country faces with its neighbor, North Korea.

Experience the rich cinematic productions Korea has to offer

October 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition/Documentary Film Screening: Crayon Rainbow, Oct. 1 2014 @ Kuona Trust

CRAYON RAINBOWS
You are cordially invited to the launch of the Crayon Rainbows exhibit. Commissioned by Hivos International through their SDI Programme, Crayon Rainbows is a documentary film and art exhibition that traces the growing divide/breakdown between teachers and their vocational devotion to their students in Kenyan public schools as told through the eyes of the children interviewed.

The production team held creative workshops that gave the children a platform to express their feelings about what school means to them. Apart from the interviews, the children partook in drawing, painting, play dough, photography and craft making exercises as well as song and dance.The project sampled 5 schools across Lamu, Samburu, Turkana, Nairobi and Tharaka-Nithi. These art works are what form the exhibit on display.

What the team found was a crayon box worth of dreams and disappointment nestled in a rainbow of hope.

Crayon Rainbows trailer from Amirah Tajdin on Vimeo.

September 29, 2014 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Screening & Discussion: Under Fire – Journalists in Combat, Sept. 29 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Under Fire
Dates: September 29, 2014
Venues: Pawa 254 Hubs
Entry: Free

September 29, 2014 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

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