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Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed “Mo” Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography which, over the course of thirty years, will turn him into a front-line cameraman extraordinaire – and, arguably, the most renowned photojournalist of his era. Training his candid lens across continents, Mo Amin’s thirst for breaking news puts him repeatedly in harm’s way – enduring weeks of torture, automatic arms fire, explosives and, ultimately, the amputation of his left arm – to become one of the most decorated news camera-man of all time. The documentary depicts Mo as an unbending, unforgiving and unapologetically rambunctious paterfamilias whose hunger for “the story” propels him to ever greater professional heights – often at the expense of those he cherishes. The 96-minute film is underpinned by extraordinary images from the vast Amin archive – currently available at World Picture Network in New York. The stills mark and frame Mo’s life as it unfolds in a vivid and, at times, grisly tableau of international politics. Fuelled by a potent mixture of talent and ambition, Mo’s stubborn courage, innate resilience and wily perseverance loom large as he encounters horror and brutality in the course of his indefatigable quest to inform, alert and chronicle.
Opportunity for Journalists, Writers and Photographers: Call for Citizen Journalists – Sauti ya Mtaa by Sept. 5 2014
An exciting new project dubbed Sauti ya Mtaa is calling on enthusiastic writers, journalists and photo or video journalists to express their interest by applying to be a member.
Sauti ya Mtaa is a project hosted at PAWA254, and funded by Making All Voices Count (MAVC), meant to highlight the fascinating stories about Nairobi’s slums and its neighborhoods which do not always get covered in the media.
Through this project, a strong network of citizen journalists will be built around Nairobi’s slums, with two different hubs located in Kibera and Kariobangi where journalists will have a free space to network and file their stories.
The project will also include training’s on journalism and a web platform where the citizen journalists will submit their stories and be remunerated.
Potential citizen journalists include journalists, writers and photographers.
How to Participate in this Project
Interested citizen journalists across the city should submit their curriculum vitas, cover letter and samples of written work for consideration.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014
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
Join the Fatuma’s Voice as they interact and discuss about the media scene in Kenya.
Date: June 20, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254, Mageuzi Hall
The media has an important role in passing across information to the masses.
Recently, it has been accused of watering down its content. Our news presenters are allegedly turning out to be agents of fashion than they are casters.
Do you think that the Kenyan media has become an emblem of mediocrity than of the seriousness that it ought to be? Is press freedom a reality or does the government still control what is to be aired to the masses?
Directed by Robin Denault with Mkamzee Mwatela, Charles Ouda, Samson Psenjen and Jack Gitonga, the play Hate by Shakespeare will be an illuminating display at the PAWA254 Mageuzi Hall, this Friday, 13th of June from 7.00 pm.
Advance ticket sh500 (available till Thursday 12th)
Door tickets sh600
Pawa 254 invites you to a Citizen Journalism workshop.
Date: 19th September, 2013
Venue: Milele Beach Hotel, North Coast
Time: 9am to 5pm
-The Code of Conduct and Practice of Journalism in Kenya.
-The art of news gathering
-Getting the most from an interview
-Noticing things that others miss
-What it takes to be a good sports reporter
Apply now! Limited slots available, send your RSVP to email@example.com together with your resume and brief profile of why you think the workshop will be beneficial to you.
For more information call +254 721 956 552
Six and the City is a theatre project dedicated to the city we live in: Nairobi. A vibrant, eccentric, extreme city made of different and contradictory worlds. Goehte Institut asked six writers to portray this elusive city in form of a short theatre piece. All plays are staged for a theatre evening in front of Nairobi’s skyline, on PAWA254’s terrace.
Dates: September 13-15, 2013
Venue: PAWA 254, Africa Alliance of YMCA Building, State House Crescent
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: KShs 500
Six and the City was originally developed by Stephan Bruckmeier and Petra Weimer for the television tower Stuttgart. Together with Bruckmeier, Goethe Institut enhanced the idea for Nairobi and have commissioned six writers with the six pieces: Billy Kahora, Parseleo Kantai, Andia Kisia, Tony Mochama, Kevin Mwachiro, and Valentine Njoroge.
The dating issues of a modern Kenyan woman, politicians who can’t sing the national anthem, sugardaddys and university girls, the true story of a beggar, mistaken gender identities, several thugs, freaks, and a vibrator are just some ingredients of this unconventional theatre evening.
Coordinated by Hope Theatre Nairobi, in cooperation with Mwajuma Bahati, it stages Pauline Akinyi, Terry Awiti, Dansoye Denge, Mwajuma Bahati, Constant Hore, Hana Kefela, Joe Kinyua, David Nawieri, Marrianne Nungo, and Telley Savalas Otieno.
The directors are Hawa Essuman, Anthony Ndungu and Carol Odongo.