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[Cancelled] Stand-Comedy: Coming to America, Mar. 22 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Coming to America a stand-up comedy by Martin Sophia

Date: March 22, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 3 & 7 pm
Tickets: 500/-

Kenyan diaspora artist, Martin, is back in town with a stand-up routine Coming to America.

Having been away from Kenya since 2005, and running a successful theatre company and a taxi service in America, Martin will take the audience through a hysterical cycle of going to America, living in America and the perception of friends and family.

March 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Images De France, Feb. 14-17 2014 @ Alliance Francaise – Wangari Maathai Auditorium

Images De France
The annual French Film Festival showing films from France will take place at Alliance Française de Nairobi from 14th to 17th February 2013.

The Festival will be marking its 10th anniversary with a Valentine Day special screening of the César Awards nominated love story ‘Camille Redouble’ by Noémie Lvovsky and the Première the French documentary ‘Sur le chemin de l’école’ (On the way to school) by Pascal Plisson, partly filmed in Kenya and featuring young Kenyan actors Jackson Saikong and his sister Salomé from Dol Dol.

Images De France was launched in 2004 at the initiative of the Regional Audiovisual Service of the Embassy of France and the Alliance Francaise de Nairobi, the festival aims to promote new film styles and successes in French cinema to a broad and diverse audience.

February 10, 2014 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Screening: Maramaso based on Sarabi Band Lead Singer – Nelson Mandela, Feb. 3 2014 @ Alliance Francaise


Follow the story of young musician and activist, Nelson Mandela Akello, lead singer of the popular afro-fusion band SARABI, growing up in Eastlands, Nairobi.

Date: Monday February 3 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entrance: Free

A Foresee Films Production, directed by Laura Asherman 2013, 54 min

Maramaso is a concept developed by a musician/activist born and raised in the slums of Nairobi. The name is derived from the philosophy’s end goal, a “Man Raise Man Society” in which support for fellow man and youth empowerment are more important than personal gain in one’s own life. This is how Mandela, the subject of the film, lives his life. The film illustrates his revolutionary philosophy of love and his daily struggle to survive in an environment that encourages self-promotion.

Maramaso Trailer from Foresee Films on Vimeo.

Screening followed by a Q & A session in the presence of the director and the cast.

January 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: 50% Kenyan, Dec. 5-20 2013 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

50% Kenyan presented by Heartstrings Entertainment directed by Sammy Mwangi

Date: December 5-20, 2013 – Except December 9 & 16
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays – 6.30pm & Weekends – 3 & 6.30pm
Tickets: 500

Each Kenyan has a way they define their ‘Kenyaness’. One would think that that is not a problem. But it is. We have come to believe that our view about Kenya is the best and more supreme than others. This has made Kenyans tear into each other at the smallest difference.

As we mark 50 years, each Kenyan has his thought on how Kenya should mark 50 years of independence.

The big question is “Are You Half a Kenyan or A Full Non-Kenyan?

December 3, 2013 at 10:50 am 1 comment

World Premier: Elements [Franco – Kenyan Play], Oct. 18-19 2013 @ Alliance

Author of ‘Role Play’, ‘Minister, karibu!’ and ‘Meetings’, John Sibi-Okumu, returns with the monologue ‘Elements’. This new play is the result of direct collaboration between this accomplished actor, writer, journalist and television presenter, and Nathalie Vairac, French actress.

Dates: Oct. 18-19, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Friday 7.30 pm & Saturday 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500


A writer is preparing a speech in response to an invitation to participate in the celebration of her work in a foreign country. As with every artist, in her effort to explain the creative process, she has to dig deep into her own life experience. Who will be able to tell with certainty, just by looking at her, where she is from? Appearances are often deceptive…

Nathalie draws on a multi-cultural heritage, with influences from Europe, the Caribbean, India and Africa, for her performances on stage.

This Franco-Kenyan production is directed by John Sibi-Okumu, and performed by Nathalie Vairac.

October 14, 2013 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Documentary Screening: Africa(s), History of a Continent, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2013 @ Alliance

Africa Screening
Africa(s), History of a Continent (Colonialism, War, Independence, Dictatorship, Democracy). A 4-part documentary series, 90 min. each on colonialism, war, independence, dictatorship, democracy.

A Temps Noir production co-written by Elikia M’Bokolo, historian and media commentator, Philippe Sainteny, journalist and former editor-in-chief of Radio France Internationale directed by Alain Ferrari

Dates: October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2013 – Every Monday in the month of October
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Free Entrance

Mon. 7 Oct.: 1885 – 1944: Twilight of the White Man
Mon. 14 Oct.: 1945 – 1964: The African Storm
Mon. 21 Oct.: 1965 – 1989: The Reign of single parties
Mon. 28 Oct.: 1990 – 2010: The Chaotic adventures of Democracy


This acclaimed documentary series ‘Africa(s), History of a Continent’ relives the last hundred years of Africa’s history in the voices of African personalities who in one way or another participated in the continent’s reawakening and its entry into the 21st century.
The series has been constructed from interviews with leading African personalities and from unique and previously unseen archival footage. The documentaries take the viewers back into the past of a forgotten continent, from the upheaval of the colonial era to the great experiments with democracy and African unity, passing through the ferment of independence movements and civil wars, the turmoil of crisis and cultural renewal. History of the continent told from an African point of view.

In the words of the Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe: “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter…

October 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

3rd Brazilian Film Festival, Oct. 1-4 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium

Brazilian Film Festival
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
Entry: Free

Brazilian Film Festival
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

September 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

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