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Screening: 6th Edition of Lusophone Film Festival, Sept. 13 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

The Lusophone Film Fest is back with its 6th edition this Saturday (13-September) in a medley of all the film types we had so far, shorts, a documentary and an animation!

Date and Time: Saturday, 13th September 2014, 5.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

The Lusophone Film Fest is an English-subtitled showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries

The session will feature:
Relic, Renata Diniz
Brazil, 2013, 16 min
Every day, a seven year old boy takes the bus to school with his nanny. One morning he bumps into an old man wearing ragged clothes that spends his days reading books. The story of an unexpected friendship between a little boy and an old bum, cutting across generations and social classes.

Triangle, Fernanda Polacow, Juliana Borges, Mário Bastos, Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Angola/Portugal/Brazil, 2013, 101 min
Rio de Janeiro, Luanda, Lisbon: three cities connected by a common past undergo a joint transformation that will change their relationship forever. The film follows three different stories by young directors of each of the three countries, exploring the secrets and dilemmas as seen from the eyes of its foreigners: Licínio, an angolan in Rio; Inês, a portuguese in Luanda; and Paula, a brasilian in Lisbon.

Rafa, João Salaviza
Portugal, 2012, 25 min
The story of a 13-year-old boy on a small odyssey in search of his mother who one day did not return home in a Lisbon suburb. A boy’s first contact with the complexities and absurdities of a bureaucratic and incomprehensible grown-up world. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012.

The Boy and the World, Alê Abreu
Brazil, 2013, 80 min
The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Film Festival.

Find more info at

September 10, 2014 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Photography Exhibit & Screening of the Short Film ‘His To Keep’, Sept. 7 2014 @ Kuona Trust

His to Keep
Opening this weekend is the photography exhibit and screening of short film ‘His to Keep’ by Amira Tajdin on Sunday 7th September 2014 from 4pm at the Kuona Trust Gallery.

The film and exhibit are an exploration by the artist into the ageing community of Kenya’s Mau Mau freedom fighters.

September 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Shorts and Shots: Screening – House of Lungula, Sept. 6 2014 @ Creatives Garage

Shorts and Shots
Date: September 6, 2014
Venue: Creatives Garage
Location: Kirichwa Road, Menelik lane
Time: 6-11 pm
Tickets: KES 100

September 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Barefoot Gen, Aug. 23 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Cinema Africa
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Barefoot Gen” which will be shown on Saturday, 23rd August 2014.

*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
Time: 2:00p.m.
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.

August 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Screening of: American Musical Comedy – Singin’ In The Rain, Aug. 18 2014 @ Alliance Française

Intro into Film Studies

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

August 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Screening and Discussion: The Upright Man – A Thomas Sankara Documentary, Aug. 15 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub

Redefining our leaders
Date: August 15, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5 – 9 pm

Find more info on the Pawa 254 Blog

August 13, 2014 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Future Shorts Kenya Spring Screening, Aug. 15 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Date: August 15, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre

Programme Future Shorts Summer Film Festiva Programmel

August 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

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