Posts tagged ‘Embassy of France’
Sentinelles and the French Embassy in Kenya invite you to the screening of the film Blood of Women by Christian Lajoumard with the support of the Embassy of France and the Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya.
Date: February 27, 2013
Location: Alliance Française
Time: 2.30 & 7.30 pm
The film addresses female genital mutilation [FGM] and the forced marriage in West Pokot, showing different perspectives within the Pokot community
Two Pokot women shall speak about their experiences after the film screening: Cheruto will give a firsthand account on FGM and the consequences of her health and life. Social worker Damaris will describe Pokot traditions, how Sentinelles aims to lift the plight of Pokot women and raise awareness within the community
Recent and critically acclaimed films at the 10th edition of the ‘Images de France’ Film Festival in Nairobi with daily shows at Alliance Française de Nairobi and the newly opened Cinemart cinema in Kawangware (off Naivasha Road, net to Deliverance Church).
Time: Alliance 7 pm daily & Cinemart 4 pm
Mon. 11 Feb, 7pm (Alliance Française) & Wed. 13 Feb, 4pm (Cinemart, Kawangware)
THE ARTIST by Michel Hazanavicius, 2011, 1h40, drama, in French with English subtitles – General Exhibition
The story follows the relationship of Georges Valentin (Jean Dujardin), an older silent movie star, and Peppy Miller (Bérénice Béjo), a rising young actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and talking films take over.
Tue. 12 Feb, 7pm (Alliance Française) & Thu. 14 Feb, 4pm (Cinemart, Kawangware)
COMME UN CHEF by Daniel Cohen, 2012, 1h24, comedy, in French with English subtitles – General Exhibition
Jacky Bonnot is a talented amateur chef who dreams of owning his own restaurant. Unfortunately his present financial situation makes it highly unlikely that he will ever fulfil his dream. He manages to scrape a living by doing odd jobs which he can just about hold onto, until the day his path crosses that of Alexandre Lagarde, a renowned chef…
Wed. 13 Feb, 7pm (Alliance Française) & Fri. 15 Feb, 4pm (Cinemart, Kawangware)
POLISSE by Maïwenn, 2011, 2h07, drama, in French with English subtitles – 16yrs and above
A gripping police drama based on true accounts from the Parisian Child Protection Unit. The daily grind for the officers of the Child Protection Unit includes taking in offenders, making arrests, interrogations, taking statements but also the sense of solidarity between colleagues during lunch breaks. It is knowing the worst exists and trying to live with it. How do these police officers balance their private lives and the reality they are confronted with every working day?
Thu. 14 Feb, 7pm (Alliance Française) & Tue. 12 Feb, 4pm (Cinemart, Kawangware)
LOUP (The Wolf) by Nicolas Vanier, 2009, 1h42, drama, in French with English subtitles – General Exhibition
Sergei is an Eveny, the nomadic reindeer herders living in the wild mountains of Eastern Siberia. At the age of 16, Sergei is put in charge of his clan’s largest herd. In the Siberian vastness, the wolves remain a perennial threat to the reindeer. Sergei has learnt to hunt the wolves without any qualms, until the day that he encounters a female with a litter of four cubs…
Fri. 15 Feb, 7pm (Alliance Française) & Mon. 11 Feb, 4pm (Cinemart, Kawangware)
UN BONHEUR N’ARRIVE JAMAIS SEUL (Happiness never comes alone) by James Huth, 2012, 1h50, comedy, in French with English subtitles – 16yrs and above
Sacha loves his friends, his piano and partying. At night, he plays in a jazz club and seduces pretty girls. He lives for the moment, looking for pleasure. Charlotte has three kids, two ex-husbands and a thriving professional life. She has no room for a love story. They have nothing in common and shouldn’t be together… but they are made for one another
Sat. 16 Feb, 10am (Alliance Française) & Sat. 16 Feb, 10am (Cinemart, Kawangware)
UNE VIE DE CHAT (A Cat in Paris) by Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli, 2010, 1h10 min, animation, in English – 6yrs and above
Dino is a cat who shares his life between two houses. During the day, he lives with Zoé, the only daughter of Jeanne, a police captain. During the night, he clambers over the roofs of Paris in the company of Nico, a very skillful thief.
An East-African tour sponsored by the Regional Audiovisual Bureau of the Embassy of France
The Think Twice DJ set of Jean-Chrisophe Couderc and Rémy Voet have been at the forefront of their trade for over 10 years. One is a musician, the other a graphic designer. Their common passion for music and discs has kept them together since 1991. They were the resident DJ pair at the popular Paris club ‘La Fabrique’ int the late 90s. They have participated in several festivals around Europe and have toured South America. In 2003, they created the music project
‘Think Twice’ characterized by their special mix of electronic and rock music with a touch of funk. Think Twice DJ set first travelled to Africa in 2011 on the occasion of the Fête de la Musique festivities in Rwanda. They return to East Africa for concerts in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia.
Dates: August 6-13, 2012
Venue: Kibera & Mathare
Kibera Slum Location-Kamukunji Grounds, near Olympic Stage, Kibera Drive. [From downtown Nairobi: bus 32 from Kencom, or 8 from Railways]
Mathare Slum Location-Mabatini Grounds. near Mathare Road. [From downtown Nairobi: bus 46, from Tom Mboya street]
For more information visit the SFF Web-blog: www.slumfilmfestival.org
The Slum Film Festival (SFF) is an innovative community-based film event, featuring stories from, by, and about people living in urban slums everywhere.
This edition of the festival will also incorporates film training workshops and art classes.