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On 9th July 2011 the largest African nation was split into two: Sudan and South Sudan. Preceding that date, a group of young filmmakers from Sudan and Germany felt the need to witness the impact of this unique, historical moment with their cameras. Driven by the interest to understand how these events are affecting the lives of the people in North and South, the Sudanese directors started to follow their protagonists – sometimes friends or family members – asking questions about their lives, hopes and dreams. What will change in your future life? What does home mean to you? How can you reach your personal goals? How do you define your identity?
With the support of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and others, an on-going web-documentary was created, embarking on a visually and emotionally capturing journey into Sudan and South Sudan. From a place with virtually no film infrastructure, young film makers are telling the stories of those whose voices are never heard. In cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
Cinema Japan is free and open to ALL Film Fans!!
Tuesday’s 6.30 pm: Fatal Assistance by Raoul Peck
Official selection Berlin Film Festival 2013
Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, Fatal Assistance offers a devastating indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism.
Discussants: Mohamed Khaled, an expert on working in humanitarian emergencies, and others TBA.
Thursday’s 6.30pm: The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer
Official selection 2012 Toronto International Film Festival & Winner of 2013 Berlin Film Festival Panorama Audience Award – documentary film
The film encapsulates years of Indonesian genocide, suffering, and repression into the story of one its most lethal and efficient killers, Anwar Congo. In 1965, when the Indonesian government was overthrown by the military, Anwar and his cohorts were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie-theater tickets on the black market to death-squad leaders. Anwar’s gang helped the army kill more than one million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year.
Discussant: Alice Nderitu, board member at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU).
Friday’s 6.30 pm: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film by Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Krstic
In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement propelled issues of economic inequality into the spotlight. 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film goes behind the scenes of the movement, revealing what happened and why. Personal stories imbue analysis of big picture issues with the real-world struggles of those compelled to take action, speak up, march, and risk arrest.
Discussants: Boniface Mwangi, award-winning photographer and Team Leader at PAWA 254, and Dinah Awuor, Bunge la Mwananchi.
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Full festival info. available here
Date: Saturday 16 November 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
The Samburu people of northern Kenya have, for centuries, followed a pastoral life. Their culture evolved into an age-grade system, wherein rites of passage were marked by complex rituals and ceremonies. Within the system, the turning point for every Samburu is circumcision, its purpose being to create a new generation of warriors, traditional protectors of the tribe. Circumcisions take place rarely, their timing determined by the stars.
Set against a background of varied and magnificent scenery, the film, made by Rhodia Mann, who was adopted into a Samburu family, begins with Rhodia’s personal involvement with the family. Through the life story of her Samburu ‘mother’, she blends historical fact with folklore and mythology to give a history of the people, as far as it is known. The story takes us from the past into the present, and ultimately to the fascinating circumcision ceremonies of 2005.
Rhodia is also a bead specialist and author. Her books will be on sale at the event.
Refreshments 3.15pm Starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS member, Ksh 500 Guest, Ksh 200 Student
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019
A Counter History of the Internets by Sylvain Bergère, produced by ARTE 2013, 52min on the occasion of the Canal France Internationale 4M Forum; followed by a cocktail-reception
Date: November 4, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
A look at the emergence of Internet freedom defense movements that have sprung up in reaction to growing regulation of the Web by governments and multinationals.Internet was created by hippies while being funded by the military! This improbable culture shock gave birth to an area of freedom that was impossible to censor or control. Yet for years, that is precisely what a certain number of political leaders have sought to do, prompting hackers and defenders of freedom to enter the political arena
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: the NEST
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Performances by Maia Von Lekow with her Band and DJ Tendwa
Jellyfish video starts in Nairobi and then takes us for a walk on the ocean floor. The Video is done by film director Chris King
What to expect: A full hour-long show live, followed by a special lighting element, an Afro-chic chill out zone
Out of Town Screenings: Brazilian Film Festival in Mombasa, Oct. 8-12 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Mombasa
Dates: October 8-12, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Mombasa
Time: 7 pm Daily
For more info visit here
Date: Saturday, 5th October 2013
Venue: Japan Information and Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan
Gates Open: 9:30 am
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Three movies will be shown during the Japanese Anime Festival. These are ‘Miyori in the Sacred Forest’, ‘5 Centimeters per Second’ and ‘The Place Promised in our Early Days’. In addition to the movie screening, there will be a manga display, fact sheets display and a cosplay competition.
Please find attached a detailed information brochure: Anime Festival Brochure
* In order to attend the Japanese Anime Festival, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand.
Early registration will also be necessary prior to attending functions at the Embassy of Japan. To register, kindly send an email to email@example.com or call 020-2898510.
In addition, kindly note that lunch and drinks will not be served during the Japanese Anime Festival. We encourage you to carry your own.
In case you have any inquiries, please call us on 020-2898-510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This film is about the period of time when the border between East Germany (GDR) and West Germany (FRG) was closed in 1961.
Event organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
The Embassy of Brazil in Nairobi presents the third edition of the Brazilian Film Festival in Kenya, which will feature some of the most prominent names of the current generation of Brazilian filmmakers.
Dates: October 1-4, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 5.30 pm Daily
October 1, 2013 at 5.30 pm– God is Brazilian
October 2, 2013 at 5.30 pm – Gonzaga, Father & Son
October 3, 2013 at 5.30 pm – The Clown | 7.30 pm – Master Building
October 4, 2013 at 5.30 pm – A Dog’s Will | 7.30 pm – No More Blues
For more info visit http://nairobi.itamaraty.gov.br/
Screening: Three for the Road, Sept. 28 2013 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan
Screening: Three for the Road
YAJI has lost his wife and son to an epidemic and he lives alone in a ramshackle row house, eking out a living sculpting fancy pastries. He is in love with OKINO, a popular local courtesan, but she remains frustratingly beyond his reach.
Okino decides to lie to Yaji, pleading “Help me run away to see my dying father one last time.” Yaji rises to the occasion and proclaims he will engineer her escape from the pleasure quarters and take her to her native village.
Just then, a man appears outside the window. He is KITA, Yaji’s childhood friend. A second-rate actor, Kita has just totally screwed up an important part on stage and has lost his will to live. Kita decides Yaji and Okino’s impending journey is the perfect way out of his predicament and pesters Yaji to let him join them…
In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. Early registration will also be necessary prior to attending functions at the Embassy of Japan.
To register, kindly send an email to email@example.com or call 020-2898510.
For more information on the movie, check out their website http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc.html; call 020-2898510
In light of the tragic events which occurred over the weekend and the subsequent declaration of 3 days of national mourning this event has been postponed to a future date to be communicated by the organisers.
Date: 26th September 2013
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
More info here
For world peace day, Kuona Trust in collaboration with PUMAPeace presents a screening of the 2013 Films4Peace project.
This will feature 6 short films by 6 contemporary artists visually interpreting their perception of peace. Also, screening will be the feature film Something Necessary produced by Judy Kibinge
Date: September 21, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Screening starts at 6pm
Entry is free
For the programme and more info. visit the festival’s website: http://slumfilmfestival.net/
Date: September 6, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Prior Reservation
A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values from America’s Fundamental Christian Right.
God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.
As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.
Through verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, the creator of The Call which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric.
It records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda. Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.
Date: September 13, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Film Aid Festival aims to promote the work of creative filmmakers from FilmAid’s film training programs in the Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee camps.
This program provides film making skills to eager youth who learn to write, shoot, direct and edit their own films, allowing them to tell their stories in their own voices, through their own artistic expression.
Dates: August 21-23, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
The festival will showcase these films along with award-winning international documentaries and dramas, all of which relate to this year’s festival theme: The Right to Tell Our Stories.
Accompanying the films, there will be two discussion panels allowing the audience to engage and converse with experts on refugee issues. The topics to be discussed are as follows:
Thursday 22nd Panel: Media, Rights & Displaced Persons
Friday 23rd Panel: Xenophobia, Racism & Tribalism
Programme of Films
Beasts of the Southern Wild
21st August @ 2pm & 22nd August @ 5.30pm (With discussion panel)
Hushpuppy, a tenacious six years old, lives in an isolated bayou community. When her father succumbs to a mysterious malady, she sets out in a journey to save him.
Nickel City Smiler
21st August @ 5.30pm & 23rd August @ 2pm
Nickel City Smiler chronicle a refugee’s fight for survival and hope in the American rustbelt.
22nd August @ 2pm & 23rd August @ 5.30pm (With discussion panel)
‘Finding Hillywood’ is a unique film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s Film industry
On the closing day, there will be an award ceremony for the best filmmakers from different categories.
Film Aid 7th Film Festival 2013 – The Right to Tell Our Stories, Aug. 21-23 2013 @ Alliance, Kibera & Mathare
Theme of the Festival: The Right to Tell Our Stories
Screening: OSS 117 Rio ne Répond Plus’ by Michel Hazanavicius, Aug. 19 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business. The year is 1967 – he’s been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to find a former high-ranking Nazi who went into exile in South America after the war. His eventful investigation takes him all across Brazil, from Rio to Brasilia and the Iguazu Falls, accompanied by a charming Mossad agent who is also looking for the Nazi. The man is charming, and so is the young woman.
Set to the strains of bossa nova, their tale is by turns an adventure and a love story. – IMDb
Date: August 17, 2013
Venue: Phoenix Players Theatre, Professional Centre
Time: 1 pm
Phone: 020 2212661
* Ingrid Berlanga is the Mexican political, commercial and cultural attaché to Kenya
Out of Town: Film Aid 7th Film Festival 2013 – The Right to Tell Our Stories, Aug. 12-16 2013 @ Kakuma & Dadaab
Theme of the Festival: The Right to Tell Our Stories
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Two Hours Of Sunset offers you a platform for relaxation and fun with family and friends. Pack your kangas/picnic mats, food, drinks and games and join us for a unique outdoor experience. End the day with the screening of the comedy Liar Liar (1997) against the backdrop of the breathtaking sunset.
Advance: Adults: 1000/= , Children: 500/=
At the gate: Adults: 1200/= , Children: 600/=
Children below 5 years enter free
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ticketsasa.com, Game Changer, Junction Mall | Recordez, Yaya Centre | Mo-Movies, Prestige Plaza
VENUE: Karura Forest (Kfeet Centre former Shell sports grounds; along Limuru road-opposite the Belgium Embassy)
Harry is the youngest member of the famous Wanyama family. His father, Noah, was a legendary player on the Kenyan National Football Team and his two brothers, Victor and Mariga play for Southampton FC and Inter Milan FC.
Date: July 23, 2013
Venue: Alliance auditorium
Time: 5, 6, 7 & 8 pm
Entrance: 5 & 6 pm screening Kshs 50 and 7 & 8 pm Screenings Free
The two brothers have huge success in Europe and their world-wide popularity grows alongside their merits and massive wealth.
From one day to another the slum and a used bike got replaced by villas and massive cars. The Wanyamas went from unknown to being famous in all of East Africa. They had nothing and now they have more than they ever dared dream of. Harry is 18 years old and his life is changing radically, as he searches for his own dreams in this new world that he never knew existed.