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Film Screening: Living in Emergency, Nov. 25 2015 @ PAWA 254

living in emergency

You are invited to watch yet another breathtaking multiple award winning film at our monthly screening on 25th November from 6pm – 9pm at PAWA 254.

Please reserve your tickets here:

The entry is FREE!

Feel free to also donate whatever amount to support your choice of cause.


Bosnia. Rwanda. Kosovo. Sierra Leone. Pakistan. Just a few of the world’s humanitarian and political crises in the past years. Whether the result of war or nature, these disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the immense dangers and difficulties of the work, one organization, Doctors Without Borders, has continuously intervened at these front-lines of overwhelming human need.

Filmed in the war-zones of Liberia and Congo with unprecedented access to the field operations of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) , Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders follows four volunteer doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city.

Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out.

Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their own idealism.

Hoping to see you and your bunch of friends.

October 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

Lusophone Film Festival, Sept. 26 2015 @ Goethe Institute


September 25, 2015 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Airtel Sondeka Festival 2015, Sept. 12-13 2015 @ the Arboretum Gardens

Zumba at Sondeka Fest.
Airtel Sondeka Festival is the first arts and innovation Festival in East Africa and is run by Creatives Garage, a multi-disciplinary collective space for creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries.

The opening night of the festival is September 11, 2015 at the Elephant, from 7 pm till late. Entry is KES 500

The Main Festival runs from the 12th till the 13th of September at the Arboretum.

Tickets for the Festival are;
Day ticket: KES 1,000
Week-end pass: KES 1,500

Sondeka Festival Map

For more information visit their website.

September 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Film screening: The Happy Movie, Sept. 10 2015 @ PAWA 254

happy movieFor the next edition of #PAWAFilmForum, PAWA254 is proud to be partnering with the Amani Institute to screen Eiji Han Shimizu’s film ‘ The Happy Movie’. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film maker.

Due to limited seating, kindly RSVP to the Event here:

Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Amani Institute is developing next-generation talent to tackle global challenges by filling the gap between university and the workforce through a new approach to higher education.
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A filmmaker and publisher from Japan, Eiji Han Shimizu, is the creator of a highly acclaimed manga series Biographic Novels, which is published in 9 languages and in over 20 countries. His TED talk about how his media projects are changing the world for the better is available on YouTube.

The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.

September 8, 2015 at 1:16 pm 2 comments

Film Screening: God Loves Uganda, Aug. 26 2015 @ Mageusi

God Loves UgandaDocubox invites you to yet another enthralling film, God Loves Uganda, which will be the fourth of the monthly screenings, on Wednesday 26th August 2015 from 6pm at Mageusi, State House crescent. facebook page

God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda,where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.

As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred
takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.

Through verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, the creator of The Call which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where heʼs served by a white-coated
chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric. It records the culture clash between enthusiastic
Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving
story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda.

Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make
you question what you thought you knew about religion.

Watch the trailer here:

There will be selected panelists for this film, for the Q&A session and we look to have one ‘hot’ evening.

The entry is FREE.

August 26, 2015 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Film Festival: Slum Film Festival (SFF) 2015 @ Various locations

SFF 2015 InvitationThe Embassy of Spain has the honour of inviting you once again to the Slum Film Festival (SFF), of which it was co-founders in 2011 and every year continue to support. The SFF is a groundbreaking movie event based on the community, with stories about people living in urban slums. The Embassy wishes to invite you to the film screenings which will take place in the slums of Mathare, Kibera and Kawangware (schedule attached), as well as other events organized around the Festival: theatre workshops, which are currently taking place at the Alliance Française from 8am to 5pm every day until Saturday August 22, and the opening ceremony will take place on Monday, August 24 at 4.30pm in the Austin Grounds, Juja Road in Mathare.

Film workshops

Location:        Room 401 of the Alliance Française (Loita Street, Nairobi City Centre).

Days:              On-going until Saturday 22 August.

Time:              8am to 5pm.

Opening ceremony

Location:        Austin Grounds, Juja Road in Mathare, Nairobi.

Days:              Monday, August 24th.

Time:             4.30pm to 7pm (from 7pm a film will be screened).

Opening Ceremony program


Locations:      The slums of Mathare, Kibera and Kawangware.

Days:              Monday, August 24 through Friday August 28.

Times:            See attached schedule.

Slum Film Festival Community Screening Programme-1


August 20, 2015 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Movie screening: Timbuktu, Jun. 10 2015 @ Alliance Francaise

Timbuktu-PosterAbderrahmane Sissako’s film “Timbuktu” is screening on Wednesday, June 10th, 7PM at Alliance Francaise in Nairobi.

Free Entry.

movie trailer

June 2, 2015 at 11:05 am 1 comment

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