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Japan Cinema: About Her Brother, Nov. 29 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

About her Brother
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “About Her Brother” which will be shown on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

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

Next Screening: About Her Brother
Date: Saturday, 29th November 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis: This film presents a heartwarming depiction of the bond between a hard-working older sister and her younger brother, a failed performer. Widowed young, Ginko (Yoshinaga Sayuri) runs a pharmacy and lives with her daughter, Koharu (Aoi Yu), and her mother-in-law, Kinuyo (Kato Haruko). Koharu has plans to marry a distinguished doctor, but out of the blue, Ginko’s long lost brother, Tetsuro (Shofukutei Tsurube), shows up drunk at the wedding, ruining the occasion..

November 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Screening: 3 Recent Productions Inc. Ririkana – on PEV, Nov. 24 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: Monday, November 24 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Entrance Free

‘THE POWER OF COLLABORATION’ – An evening of film discussion by Light Box

Light Box is a human-centred, design-based Kenyan film production company. Its tagline is ‘to inspire and uplight a generation through film’.

It presents 3 recent productions: ‘Ririkana’ (Victims of PEV, forgotten by the public and politicians), ‘Let’s play pretend’ (a university girl discovers the depth of deception and betrayal, film written and developed by Moi University students) and ‘Christmas Morning’ (Christmas and Kevin’s 17th birthday. Kevin must decide what kind of a man he will become).

November 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening and Discussion: Mo & Me, Nov. 26 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Mo and Me
Date: Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Venue: PAWA254, Mageuzi
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Entrance: FREE

Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed “Mo” Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography which, over the course of thirty years, will turn him into a front-line cameraman extraordinaire – and, arguably, the most renowned photojournalist of his era. Training his candid lens across continents, Mo Amin’s thirst for breaking news puts him repeatedly in harm’s way – enduring weeks of torture, automatic arms fire, explosives and, ultimately, the amputation of his left arm – to become one of the most decorated news camera-man of all time. The documentary depicts Mo as an unbending, unforgiving and unapologetically rambunctious paterfamilias whose hunger for “the story” propels him to ever greater professional heights – often at the expense of those he cherishes. The 96-minute film is underpinned by extraordinary images from the vast Amin archive – currently available at World Picture Network in New York. The stills mark and frame Mo’s life as it unfolds in a vivid and, at times, grisly tableau of international politics. Fuelled by a potent mixture of talent and ambition, Mo’s stubborn courage, innate resilience and wily perseverance loom large as he encounters horror and brutality in the course of his indefatigable quest to inform, alert and chronicle.

November 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

I am Kenya: An Evening of Music, Film & Fun – Maramaso, Nov. 14 2014 @ Kuona Trust

I am Kenya
Date: November 14, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 5-11 pm
Tickets: KES 1000 – Inclusive of two drinks, snack and contribution to I am Kenya Initiative.

Maramaso Trailer from Foresee Films on Vimeo.

November 13, 2014 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Screening: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Nov. 10-14 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: November 10-14, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entrance Free

All films will be followed by a panel discussion

Mon. 10 November: ‘Big Men’ by Rachel Boynton, 2013, 99 min (US)

A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, Big Men reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana.

Panelists: John Githongo (INUKA Trustee), Gladwell Otieno (AFRICOG) and Paul Goldsmith

Moderator: Otsieno Namwaya (Human Rights Watch)

Tue. 11 November: ‘Private Violence’ Tue. 11 Nov. by Cynthia Hill, 2013, 81 min (US)

Private Violence follows the story of two survivors who have left their abusers only to face systems that fail, judge, marginalize and blame them for the violence to which they have been subjected.

Panelists: Christine Ochieng (FIDA-Kenya) and Prof. Wambui Mwangi

Moderator: Monica Tabengwa (Human Rights Watch)

Wed. 12 November: ‘Born this Way’ by Shaun Kadlec & Deb Tullmann, 2012, 84 min (Cameroon)

The film follows the lives of four gay Cameroonians. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hiddencamera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality

Panelists: Njeri Gatheru (National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and Neela Ghoshal (Human Rights Watch)

Thu. 13 November: ‘A Quiet Inquisition’ by Alessandra Zeka & Holen Sabrina Kahn, 2014, 65 min (US)

At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman’s life.

Panelists: Evelyne Opondo (Center for Reproductive Rights) and Dr Joachim Osur (Amref Health Africa)

Moderator: Laetitia Bader (Human Rights Watch)

Friday 14 November ‘Watchers of the Sky’ by Edet Belzberg, 2011, 114 min (US)

The film interweaves five stories of remarkable courage; compassion and determination taking one on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.

Panelists: Muthoni Wanyeki (Amnesty International) and Dr. Godfrey Musila, law lecturer (University of Nairobi)

Moderator: Hanan Salah (Human Rights Watch)

November 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

Human Rights Festival, Nov. 10-14 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: November 10-14, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Entrance Free

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

The 4th edition in Nairobi will bring to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

All films will be followed by a panel discussion.

November 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

[Updated] PAWA Film Forum Vol XV: ‘Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots’, Nov. 5 2014 @ Pawa 254

For our 15th edition Pawa 254 Hub is happy to announce the screening of the documentary ‘BEAUTIFUL TREE, SEVERED ROOTS – Seventy Years in Kenya. One Family, Seven Stories’, a film by Kenny Mann.

Date: Wednesday, 5th November 2014
Time: 5pm-8pm
Venue: PAWA254
Entrance: FREE

The film is about a family which settled in Kenya as Jewish refugees in 1942 and their contribution to the nation through the eyes of the film-maker.

The screening will be followed by a discussion which will be facilitated by Film Kenya Magazine.

PAWA Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.

October 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm 2 comments

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