Exhibition: Addis Contemporary – Curated by Mifta Zeleke, Until Jul. 12 2015 @ Circle Art Agency – 910 James Gichuru Road
Addis Contemporary curated by Mifta Zeleke
Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud, Jul. 4 2015 @ Inter Continental Nairobi
Guest speaker is Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud
— Aly-Khan Satchu (@alykhansatchu) June 30, 2015
Jacques Pitteloud is a bird watcher per excellence. He, Lorenzo and Samuel have published a photographic book called ‘Wings of Kenya’.
Opening Night: July 3, 2015
Until: July 19, 2015
Time: Wed- 7pm, Thur-7pm, Fri-7:30pm and Sat-6pm
Kindly note that the last Sat 18th and 19th July we have two shows 3 and 6 pm
A stark family portrait that in a light yet raw and honest way highlights the power of the dying and the tendency it has of bringing out the worst in those left to survive them Blurred Blood Sisterhood, Depth.
The eleventh edition of the Lusophone Film Fest of Nairobi will be on the 4-July as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. We will have a short, an animation, and the first feature film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest countries in the World. we’ll showcase:
– Eyes of the lighthouse (Portugal, 2010, Pedro Serrazina)
In a rocky island exposed to the elements, a lighthouse keeper lives alone with his daughter. With no other company, the girl develops a unique complicity with the sea, which brings her toys to the shore. Following the rhythm of the waves, these objects will unveil previous events, memories that the tide cannot erase…
– Sandwich (Brazil, 2000, Jorge Furtado)
A Brazilian pantomime playing with the relation between reality and film by the same director of Isle of Flowers. A couple’s last moments, their meetings, separations and a sandwich
– Beatriz’s War (Timor-Leste, 2013, Luigi Acquisto/Bety Reis)
The first fiction film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest nations in the World. 16 years after Beatriz’s husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?
Recognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries.
The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across 4 continents. The festival presents multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films), in sessions of several films from the different countries.
The film fest started in March 2014 in Nairobi and has since expanded to Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Bangkok (Thailand).
The event is free of charge. More info in https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest