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Date and Time: Saturday, 13th September 2014, 5.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
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 https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest
Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015
FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.
The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.
Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.
Venue: Goethe Institut
Date: 26th July 2014
Contact person: Monica Kabiro, mobile number 0724 475 030
Evenings with Liron is a four part series of concerts which will be held in Nairobi by Soul and Jazz singer Liron to present her debut album Prodigal’s Diary.
Evenings with Liron-Chapter I will be at Goethe Institut on the 26th of July 2014.
The two-hour live music performance by Liron and her band will feature original music from her 12-track album.
Access full info here
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.
Find more info here
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
Exhibition: UN.Known Spaces by Janina Janke & Maurice de Martin, Jun. 26 – Jul. 17 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Exhibition Runs Until July 17, 2014
The art project UN.KNOWN SPACES has been developed as an integral part of the large scale scientific research project “Knowledge through Art”, funded by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund). Inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and the phenomenon “Worlds inside the World”, the two German artists, Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin, focused on the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, New York, and Nairobi as these “worlds”.
From 2011 onwards, they collected a total of 66 interviews from the three headquarters conducted with a wide spectrum of UN staff and people from the “outside”, in which they are telling their personal life story.
After having exhibited the work in Vienna, the exhibition now travels to Nairobi.
The videos will be presented in form of a large scale projection, combined with an ambient sound installation played on a Marimba.