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*Kindly note that this movie will be shown on the second last Saturday of August and not on the last Saturday of the month as is the norm.*
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.
Next Screening: Barefoot Gen
Date: Saturday, 23rd August 2014
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
HIROSHIMA in the early summer of 1945, was a city, like many other Japanese cities, surviving the ravages of war. The tower of Hiroshima castle rises to the blue sky.
NAKAOKA GEN is a normal, active young boy, who is a second grader in the local elementary school, and is living with his parents, an older sister, EIKO, and his younger brother, SHINJI. Although poor, they are living as well as they can, by supporting each other. GEN’s father, DAIKICHI, is critical about the war and always tells his children that they must live strongly, like wheat plants which grow even though they are trodden. His pregnant mother, KIMIE, although very hungry herself, gives up her sweet potato, because her children are begging for food. GEN is proud of his family and is looking forward to seeing the new baby who is expected to be born soon.
On August 6th, carrying atomic bombs, the U.S. bomber Enola Gay takes off from Tinian Base and sets a course towards KYUSHU. Because of the cloud cover, the original target city of KOKURA is spared, but Hiroshima is chosen as the alternative.
This story reveals not only the tragedy and the fear of the A-bomb victims, but also how the boy named GEN survived the desperate times, without a loss of faith in humanity, and without bitterness.
Singin’ In The Rain by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly – 1952, 1h43
Presentation and screening of an American Classic by Richard Peña, Professor of Professional Practice at the School of Arts at Columbia University, former Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Director of the New York Film Festival since 1988.
‘Singin’ in the rain’ is one of the most-loved and celebrated film musicals of all time. A charming, up-beat, experience with great songs, lots of flashbacks and wonderful dances.
Colombia Global Centers | Africa have invited Richard Peña for a series of film workshops in Nairobi. Richard has organized several retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sacha Guitry, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Chinese, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Japanese, Soviet and Argentine cinema.
The screening will be followed by Q & A.
Find the full evening Screening program here
Screening and Discussion: The Upright Man – A Thomas Sankara Documentary, Aug. 15 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub
Find more info on the Pawa 254 Blog
Date & Time: Friday 1st August 2014 from 6pm
Venue: Kuona Trust
Entry fee is KES 500
Screening starts at 7pm
Bar & Food Court will be open from 6pm.Tea & coffee will also be available.
Adenike and Adoyele are a Nigerian Couple living in Brooklyn,USA. Following the joyous celebration of their marriage,complications arise due to their inability to have a child.
The rest of the story unfolds in a dramatic twist that leaves Adenike with the choice of saving her family or breaking it.