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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.
Celebrating Documentary Film: Docubox Open Day, Jul. 27 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
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Special screening: Bolívar, Man Of Difficulties by Luís Alberto Lamata, Jul. 23 2014 @ Alliance Française
Special Screening Bolívar, Man Of Difficulties by Luís Alberto Lamata presented by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Date: July 23, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
The film screening will commemorate the 231st anniversary of the birth of the Venezuelan and Latin American independence hero Simón Bolívar (24th July 1783 – 17th December 1830), who liberated the current territories of Venezuela, Colombia (then including Panamá), Ecuador, Bolivia and Perú (together with José de San Martín) from the Spanish imperial rule.
Venue: At Mageuzi Hall, PAWA254 Offices
Entrance is FREE
How to Start a Revolution is a BAFTA award winning British documentary film about Nobel Peace Prize nominee and political theorist Gene Sharp, described as the world’s foremost scholar on nonviolent revolution.
The documentary will be followed by a discussion.
Access full info here
The film chronicles a perilous sea voyage from Africa to Spain by 30 men and a woman in search of better prospects.
Cinema Japan Screenings: Summer Wars, Jul. 26 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Summer Wars” which will be shown on Saturday, 26th July 2014.
Date: Saturday, 26th July 2014
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
A time where the real world and a virtual community named OZ co-exist. High school math whiz Kenji (voiced by Kamiki Ryunosuke) is invited on a trip to Ueda, Nagano prefecture by senior schoolmate Natsuki (voiced by Sakuraba Nanami), whom he has a secret crush on.
While spending time with Natsuki’s extended family the Jinnouchis, Kenji receives an email with a suspicious numeric code. The following day, a mysterious avatar appears in OZ, destroying its maintenance system and causing chaos throughout the real world. Under the leadership of family matriarch Granny Sakae (voiced by Fuji Sumiko), falsely accused Kenji and the Jinnouchi clan do battle with the enemy.
For more info. download the Summer Wars poster
Screening: Africa Metropolis Films in Nairobi! Jul. 18-20 2014 @ Goethe Institut, the Nest & Pawa 254 Hub Respectively
African Metropolis Films Comes To Nairobi!
African Metropolis, a compilation of six short films from six African cities, will be screened for the first time in Nairobi.
The films from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi tell urban tales about life in African metropolises. Over 50 percent of the continent’s total population now lives in cities, and vital urban cultures are forming and transforming – fast, and with growing complexity. In African cinema, the shift is towards urban stories, with less focus on the traditional, rural Africa that dominated in the past.
The event will be held in different venues including Goethe Institut, The Nest and Pawa254.
The Pawa254’s rooftop will take place on Sunday, 20th of July, completing the whole event with supporting happenings like live graffiti, spoken word performances, music performances and a visual urban photography exhibition.
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Collingham Gardens is a hidden gem in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi.
The quiet and serene getaway would be an ideal option to come and experience the World Cup finals.
This Saturday’s (July 12 2014) session will be dedicated to animations from the Portuguese-speaking world. The session caters for both children and adults, with many of the animations having no dialogues. The films featured will be:
The Giant, Julio Vanzeler and Luis da Matta Almeida – Portugal, 2012, 11 min
A giant carries a little girl in his heart. His heart is like a large window from which the little girl discovers the world we live in. One day she will have to leave.
The Tortoise, Pedro Lino and Luis da Matta Almeida – Portugal, 2012, 10 min
There was once a man quite sure of himself. Everyday he would have a morning stroll. On one such occasion, he spotted something he had never seen before: a tortoise.
The Brats and the Toy Thief, Nildo Essá – Mozambique, 2013, 12 min
When a toy is stolen by the local bully, Lili, Minhoca and Zé Gordo devise a cunning mission to recover it from the thief’s hideout. 2014 Nominee for best animation at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Feral, Daniel Sousa – Cape Verde, 2013, 13 min
A feral boy is found in the woods by a hunter and brought back to live in civilised society. In this new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies and tactics that kept him safe in the wild. Oscar 2014 Nominee for best short animated film.
Journey to Cape Verde, José Miguel Ribeiro – Portugal, 2010, 17 min
On a sixty-day walking tour of Cape Verde, a traveler discovers the mountains, the villages, the people, the music – and an essential part of himself.
The Suspect, José Miguel Ribeiro – Portugal, 1999, 25 min
A suspense filled journey through the countryside with four passengers sharing a train compartment in the wake of a series of mysterious murders. Winner of the Cartoon D’Or for best european animation in 2000.
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 Festival.
Find more info. on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest
Screening & Discussion: Défense d’afficher – 8 Artists 8 Cities 8 Directors, Jul. 3 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub
With Eva Munyiri & Bankslave
Screening & Discussion: Tsofa Documentary by Congolese Director Rufin Mbou Mikima, Jun. 25 2014 @ Mageuzi Space – Pawa254 Hub
Tsofa tells the story of a group of Congolese men, many of them highly qualified university graduates who were offered a 600 euro/month job by a Romanian company to go and work as taxi drivers in Bucharest, the European country’s capital.
“To Romanians, black people living in their country must be either football players or students,” Mbou Mikima notes in one of the film’s opening scenes.
He first met the group back in 2008 while working in Bucharest himself. Through the use of the men’s own photos, mobile phone images and other video material, he retraces their initial steps, hopes and expectations, where it went wrong (it did), and what happened after the return of some of them to Congo (Brazza).
Date & Time: June 25, 2014
Venue: Mageuzi Space, Pawa254
Time: from 5:30 – 8 pm
More info here
Screening: The Act of Killing – to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Jun. 25 2014 @ Alliance
Screening: CrossCulture’s Art Series Concludes with MUNCH – 150, Jun. 21& 22 2014 @ Brookhouse School & National Museum Respectively
22nd – Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill
Brought to you by CrossCulture XC presents MUNCH 150 Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime show” Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Edvard Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.
Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.
Once again XC bring to you, here in Nairobi, behind-the-scenes footage to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic event film.
The 90-minute film provides a Full High Definition walkthrough of the exhibit, in depth commentary about featured pieces and a “behind the scenes” look at the process of putting the exhibition together.
The screening with be followed by a conversation with local Kenyan artist Shabu Mwangi whose work is evocative of Munch’s subject matter and style.
Tickets: Ksh 2,500
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +254 708 757 606
Screening: Dark Blue Almost Black, Jun. 17 2014 @ the Embassy of Spain – 3rd Floor CBA Building, Upper Hill
Dark Blue Almost Black directed by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (year 2006, approx. 105min)
Location: The Embassy of Spain, 3rd Floor of the CBA building in Upperhill.
Days: June 17, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm.
Jorge is a young man whose plans for the future are put on hold when his father has a stroke. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part-time to get a business degree.
When Natalia, his childhood crush, returns from a stint studying abroad, Jorge begins to yearn for something better. He is desperate to find a new and better job, but finds that no one will hire him because he has experience only as a janitor. (Wikipedia)
Film in Spanish with English subtitles.
The fourth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest is dedicated to the diversity of documentary production in the Portuguese-speaking countries. The focus of this session will be on Hereros Angola, a documentary on this isolated tribe from the southwest of Angola by Brazilian photographer and film maker Sérgio Guerra.
The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across four continents. Started in March 2014, the festival will present multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts, and feature films) in six monthly sessions of several films from different countries.
More information at www.facebook.com/lusophonefilmfest
The TEN CITIES Screening Series continues this month with Good Copy Bad Copy (2007 / 60min) by Andreas Johnson, Ralf Christensen and Henrik Moltke, a documentary about copyright and culture in the context of internet.
It features interviews with many people and their various perspectives on copyright, including copyright lawyers, producers, and artists from countries like United States, Sweden, Russia, Nigeria, and Brazil.
A central point of the documentary is the thesis that “creativity itself is on the line”, and that a balance needs to be struck, or that there is a conflict between protecting the right of those who own intellectual property, and the rights of future generations to create.
The TEN CITIES Screening Series presents numerous feature films and documentaries, focusing on different aspects of club and sub-culture around the globe.
Find more info on the Goethe Institut Nairobi Website
“My biggest dream is to have a donkey of my own.” 14-year-old Shee Famao, resident on Donkey Island
This Sunday, Al Jazeera journeys to Lamu, off the coast of Mombasa, to meet the residents of the fascinating place known as Donkey Island.
Lamu is populated by 24,000 people, 6,000 donkeys and just two cars. Nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lamu is called ‘the donkey capital of Africa.’
Shee Famao is 14 and preparing to win his third donkey racing championship. His dream is to buy his own donkey. If he loses, however, the consequences will be dire. “I won’t be happy if I lose, because I won’t have money for food.”
The odds are stacked against Shee. As the only breadwinner for his family, he must juggle training for the race on a borrowed donkey with working to provide for his family and trying not to fall further behind at school, where he’s already in the third grade instead of the seventh.
Complicating things even more, Shee has a three-year probation hanging over his head for marijuana possession and his parole officer warns that he will be arrested if he competes, as donkey racers are being used to smuggle drugs.
Donkey Island won The Special Prize at Saratov Sufferings International Film Festival in Russia and Best Documentary Film at Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
The documentary premieres Sunday, 15 June 2014 at 23h30 East African Time on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand.
For more information, visit this link
Screenings: National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Audience, Jun. 15 & 28 2014 @ National Museum & Brookehouse Respectively
CrossCulture XC brings you the third production in its Theatre Series: National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Audience is coming to Nairobi from the Western End in London. Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red, The Debt and Hitchcock) and Peter Morgan (director of The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, Frost/Nixon) come together once again for a performance about Queen Elizabeth II. The audience is bound to be another spectacular production with Mirren as the head of the British crown.
For 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.
The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.
The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
Dates and Timings
June 15th – National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill
June 28th – Brookhouse School, Magadi Road, Karen
Bar and open seating from 2pm | Screening from 3pm
Seats are available for the first 50 reservations. Please make your reservation through email@example.com
Followed by a Q&A with Albie Sachs , chaired by CJ Dr. Willy Mutunga
Date: Saturday 7 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
A documentary film introducing five street vendors who are members of the Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT).
The informal sector is part of the economy that is not monitored by any form of the government. In Kenya this sector includes about 2.5 M street vendors and hawkers, representing 7% of Kenya’s population.
The film focuses on their challenges and stories of success as they attempt to represent the informal traders and engage the local authorities in dialogue and work with them to improve their livelihoods.
Introduction and Q&A by
Abie Troen, producer of the film and Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winner
Refreshments for sale 3.15pm Film starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019
Screening: XC – MANET Exhibition on Screen, Jun. 7 & 8 2014 @ Brookehouse School & National Museum Respectively
Dates & Venues: June 7th at Brookhouse School in Karen and June 8th at The National Museum.
Bar opens and open seating begins at 2pm; the screening starts at 3pm.
This was the first ever major exhibition devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The exhibition will bring together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA. XC offers you a chance to see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy’s exhibition preparation, moments usually hidden from view and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.
Tickets: Kshs 2500 available at the door on the day
You can find details on these screenings and XC’s other upcoming Art Series and Theatre Series titles by visiting XC on their Facebook: CrossCulture XC, following them on Twitter @CrossCultureXC, emailing them at email@example.com or phoning them at 0708 757606.
Movie Screening: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street – 3, May 31 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan
Synopsis: The third installment in a popular comedy-drama series following the lives of residents of a Tokyo neighborhood, this time taking place in 1964. As the benefits of Japan’s economic boom begin to be felt in Third Street in Sunset Town, novelist Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) finds himself upstaged by a younger writer and falls into a slump. Then he receives word from his family home in Nagano that his father is seriously ill…
TEN CITIES Screening Series: Sub-Berlin – The Story of Tresor, May 22 2014 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
A must-see flick about (Berlin) club culture history: Tilmann Künzel’s documentary SubBerlin – The Story of Tresor (2008, 89min). SubBerlin traces the history of Berlin’s famous club Tresor from its beginning in the early ‘90s to the closure of its original location in 2005.
The original Tresor was in many ways the quintessential Berlin club: located in an unrenovated vault beneath a bombed out department store, it quickly became a second home for artists like Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Blake Baxter, as well as countless German DJs. The documentary includes interviews with many of the artists that played at the venue, as well as the people that made the club happen, such as original founder Dimitri Hegemann.
The TEN CITIES Screening Series shows numerous feature films and documentaries, focusing on different aspects of club and sub-culture around the globe, and will continue at Goethe-Institut and other venues.