Posts filed under ‘lectures & readings’

Book Launch: Crimes against Humanity in Kenya’s Post-2007 Conflicts by Charles Khamala, Nov. 5 2019 @ School of Law – UoN

Date: November 5, 2019
Venue: School of Law, University of Nairobi
Time: 5 pm

Dr. Charles Khamala, senior lecturer at Africa Nazarene University Law School, will present this must-read to understand Kenya’s post-2007 conflicts from a legal perspective.

This event is organized by IFRA in partnership with the School of Law – University of Nairobi.
For more information, kindly contact

November 1, 2019 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Public Conversation: How to Impress Savvy Photo Experts, Nov. 2 2019 @ Goethe Institut Nairobi

Date: November 2, 2019
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi Auditorium
Time: from 5.30PM
Entry: Free

November 1, 2019 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Somali Heritage Week 2019, Oct. 18-20 2019 @ Kenya Cultural Center

Dates: October 18-20, 2019
Venue: Kenya Cultural Center
Time: 8.30 am – 7 pm
Entry: Free

October 16, 2019 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

The East African Wild Life Society: Celebrating 10 Years of IMRE Loefler Talks, Oct. 18 2019 @ Muthaiga Country Club

Date: October 18, 2019
Venue: Muthaiga Country Club
Time: 3 pm – 6.30 pm
Lecture: Members & Guests: KES 1,500/- (Additional dinner is KES 3,500/-)

The Imre Loefler Talks are turning 10!

Join us in celebrating 10 years of leading dialogue in conservation research, science and practice in East Africa. Tell a friend to tell a friend!

October 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Quinzaine de la Francophonie 2019 – Kenya, Mar. 12-28 2019 @ Various

Dates: March 12-28, 2019
Venues: Various

March 6, 2019 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

BIEA Nairobi Annual Lecture: Eight Years after a Colourful Constitutional Promulgation – Is it Time for a Referendum? by Prof. Yash Pal Ghai, Feb. 22 2019 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum of Kenya

Date: February 22, 2019
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum of Kenya
Time: 6 pm

February 21, 2019 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

Story Development Workshop Sessions: The Primary Colours of a Story, Jan. 25, 26 & 28 2019 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium & Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi

Dates: January 25, 26 & 28, 2019
Venue(s): Goethe Institut Auditorium and Heron Portico Nairobi
Time: These are story development workshop sessions of 1.5 hours, each
Entry: Free of charge upon prior registration*

* Register here: WORKSHOP(at)ONEFINEDAYFILMS(dot)ORG; you can pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.


Great news for all filmmakers, film enthusiasts and all those interested in developing stories for all formats (stage, screen, literature, web).

The Goethe-Institut Nairobi has collaborated with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films to bring you a one of a kind opportunity.

Facilitated by David Baboulene, a published author of six books including; The Story Book (2010) and the upcoming Primary Colours of Story (2019), scriptwriter, professional story consultant and a Ph.D. scholar of story theory whose research is changing the way contemporary media industries create and evaluate stories.

What is a story? Why do stories exist? How do stories work?
Using clips and examples from classics such as Breaking Bad and Back to the Future, David Baboulene explains the key elements that give stories their power and which give you a toolkit for managing that power. Character growth, moral argument, knowledge gaps and subtext, the story world, conflict and key questions are all made plain, followed by an opportunity for Q&A with the story consultant

The sessions will be held in 4 parts as described below:


Session 1 – The mind and stories
Why do stories exist? How do they work? What even IS a story?!
How story evolved from language and the functions of mind.
How the mind works with narrative, both in real-life experiences and in story.
Here they are! The Primary Colours of Story.

Session 2 – Subtext and knowledge gaps
The critical and defining role of subtext and knowledge gaps.
Privilege and revelation
Classical forms – Hollywood formula and Aristotle
Examples of classical and anti-structure stories.

Session 3 – Characters, conflict and antagonism
The five critical components of character
Conflict and antagonism – get in touch with your dark side…
Motivation, character growth and the moral argument.

Session 4 – Storification – finding the ultimate power in a story
Fiction, lies, deceit… and truth
Writing backwards – which ending is the ending?
Whose story is it?

Case study
The story management and development process

25th & 28th Goethe-Institut Auditorium
26th Heron Portico Hotel

This is the first part of a series of lectures and workshops we are conducting this year together with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films who are venturing into TV / web series.

January 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

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