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Screening: 3 Recent Productions Inc. Ririkana – on PEV, Nov. 24 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium
Date: Monday, November 24 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
‘THE POWER OF COLLABORATION’ – An evening of film discussion by Light Box
Light Box is a human-centred, design-based Kenyan film production company. Its tagline is ‘to inspire and uplight a generation through film’.
It presents 3 recent productions: ‘Ririkana’ (Victims of PEV, forgotten by the public and politicians), ‘Let’s play pretend’ (a university girl discovers the depth of deception and betrayal, film written and developed by Moi University students) and ‘Christmas Morning’ (Christmas and Kevin’s 17th birthday. Kevin must decide what kind of a man he will become).
All films will be followed by a panel discussion
Mon. 10 November: ‘Big Men’ by Rachel Boynton, 2013, 99 min (US)
A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, Big Men reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana.
Panelists: John Githongo (INUKA Trustee), Gladwell Otieno (AFRICOG) and Paul Goldsmith
Moderator: Otsieno Namwaya (Human Rights Watch)
Tue. 11 November: ‘Private Violence’ Tue. 11 Nov. by Cynthia Hill, 2013, 81 min (US)
Private Violence follows the story of two survivors who have left their abusers only to face systems that fail, judge, marginalize and blame them for the violence to which they have been subjected.
Panelists: Christine Ochieng (FIDA-Kenya) and Prof. Wambui Mwangi
Moderator: Monica Tabengwa (Human Rights Watch)
Wed. 12 November: ‘Born this Way’ by Shaun Kadlec & Deb Tullmann, 2012, 84 min (Cameroon)
The film follows the lives of four gay Cameroonians. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hiddencamera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality
Panelists: Njeri Gatheru (National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and Neela Ghoshal (Human Rights Watch)
Thu. 13 November: ‘A Quiet Inquisition’ by Alessandra Zeka & Holen Sabrina Kahn, 2014, 65 min (US)
At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman’s life.
Panelists: Evelyne Opondo (Center for Reproductive Rights) and Dr Joachim Osur (Amref Health Africa)
Moderator: Laetitia Bader (Human Rights Watch)
Friday 14 November ‘Watchers of the Sky’ by Edet Belzberg, 2011, 114 min (US)
The film interweaves five stories of remarkable courage; compassion and determination taking one on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.
Panelists: Muthoni Wanyeki (Amnesty International) and Dr. Godfrey Musila, law lecturer (University of Nairobi)
Moderator: Hanan Salah (Human Rights Watch)
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.
The 4th edition in Nairobi will bring to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
All films will be followed by a panel discussion.
Dates and time: Sat 18, Sun 19 and Mon 20 at 3, 6 & 8 pm
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Tickets: KES 500
STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY
Somewhere between an Agatha Christie mystery and a Hitchcock thriller, spine-tingling Revenge is hilarious yet wonderfully spooky with a good, heart thumping scare… starring Kenya’s superstar actors.
Solicitous husband, Ben Kambi (Nick Ndeda), has decided to take his wife, Kathy Kambi (Fridah Muhindi), upcountry to recover having been discharged from a mental hospital. The situation gets even worse when Hilda Kambi (Liz Ngugi), Ben’s beautiful but manipulative sister arrives. Ben had invited her to help patch up the toxic, deeply-entrenched differences between the two women he dearly loves. Hilda is, however, hell-bent to destroy her sister-in-law. Both women set to outdo each other as they compete for his love! Soon Kathy finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of the vengeful ghost. Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense.
Amusingly clueless but extremely heartwarming neighbour, Derrick Karani (Xavier Nato) arrives on the scene. Derrick, who continues to show up at suspiciously appropriate moments, is drawn into the web of conflict…or is he the one fanning it?
And then suddenly the quarrels between the two women explode into violent murder. This appears to be an open-and-shut case of vengeful murder. As the story unfolds, it begins to look like a well planned scheme… and someone somewhere is cleverly orchestrating it as more deaths are witnessed…But nothing seems to be what it is and the ending is as shocking as the story itself!
Between an erratic wife, a suspicious husband, an abnormally hilarious neighbour and a sinister sister-in-law, who will be the last man standing? Deceit, false identity and frenzied cover-up ensue as the drama reaches fever pitch. In fact, the play lathers it on so thickly, that one doesn’t really know whether to laugh, or …be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu. The show is stage managed by Mwajuma Belle and produced by Abuto Eliud
Tickets @500/=. Advance tickets on sale at only 400 bob till Monday October 13th. Call/Mpesa-0726524124/0728130134, Airtel: 0734524124 or call0202025811. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets on sale at Alliance Francaise reception, Asanand Music Shop on Moi avenue, 8to8 Mall next to Jazz Bar and Metz Photo Lab, Revlon Plaza, Tubman Rd, Off Kimathi St., Lower ground floor, Next to Bazaar Hse, Opposite Total Petrol Station.