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Film Pre-Screening: Thank You For the Rain, Mar. 27 2017 @ Rift Valley Institute – Seminar Room


On 27 March 2017, the Rift Valley Forum will host a pre-screening of the film Thank You For the Rain by Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya and Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr.

Date: March 27, 2017
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 2 – 4pm
Entry: Prior Registration – registration link

About
Thank You For the Rain, which premiered at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, documents Kisilu’s life as a farmer and the impact of climate change on his family and his village over the past five years. Besides showing the natural impact of floods, droughts and storms, the film also shows the human cost for Kisilu’s children and wife. When his house is destroyed by a storm, the self-taught filmmaker starts a farmers’ movement and calls for action against the extreme consequences of the weather.

Kisilu makes it far in his struggle—all the way to Oslo and the COP21 in Paris—but the further Kisilu gets into the world of global politics, the more resistance, bureaucracy and arrogance he faces.

A panel discussion to reflect on the film and address the drought crisis in the region will follow the screening.

Moderator: Peter Mudamba – Docubox
Discussants: Kisilu Musya – Filmmaker, Wanjira Mathai (TBC) – Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI), Oyunga Pala

March 24, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: The Face of Jizo, Feb. 18 2017 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

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Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m. – Gates Open: 1:30p.m
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans but prior registration is required

Synopsis
In Hiroshima in 1948, memories of the atomic bombing three years earlier are still fresh in the minds of the people. Mitsue (Miyazawa Rie) works at a library where she meets Mr. Kinoshita (Asano Tadanobu), a shy, young man researching the disaster. They grow close, and Mr. Kinoshita eventually asks for her hand in marriage. However, Mitsue is troubled by her memories of the bombing when she was unable to save her father, Takezo (Harada Yoshio), and her closest friends as well as the many others who lost their lives. She doubts whether she deserves to have survived. Then the spirit of her father appears before her, and asserts that she should be happy. Watching over her budding romance with Mr. Kinoshita, Takezo cajoles and encourages Mitsue into opening her heart again.

February 10, 2017 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Nov. 14-17 2016 @ Alliance Française

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Dates: November 14-17, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The 2016 HRW Film Festival returns to the Alliance Française. Nairobi is one of over 20 cities around the world that hosts the Film Festival.

The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films from both new and established international filmmakers. The films brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

At Alliance Française, the following films will be showing. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Among the Believers, Mediterranea & Tuko Macho.

All screenings will be followed by panel discussions.

https://ff.hrw.org/nairobi

November 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

Out of Town/Screening: 11th European Film Festival in Mombasa, Jun. 2-13 2016 @ Alliance Française Mombasa

11th EU Film Festival
Dates: June 2-13, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Mombasa
Location: Next to Busy Bee School on Moyne Drive – Nyali
Time: Weekdays – 7.30 pm and Saturday – 7 pm
Entry: Free

Download the Booklet EFF compressed (pdf)

May 31, 2016 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Dinner And Movie: What We Do In the Shadows, Apr. 12 2016 @ The Alchemist

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This time we’re going to be showing “What We Do In the Shadows” (2014). The comedy follow the lives of three really old vampires as they adjust to modern life and was written by the brilliant writers behind the famous television series ‘Flight of the Conchords’. It was among the top comedies of the year with over 19 wins and 18 nominations across the globe!
event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/706658659437728/
Check out more about the movie here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/

Sundowners start @ 6:00PM with relaxing music curated by Monroe Marcus and the movie starts @ 8:00PM.

As always, enjoy a delicious Mama Rocks burger or mouth-watering pizza from Upendo Pizza

Happy hour from 6:00PM to 8:00PM with buy 1 get 1 free cocktails!

April 8, 2016 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Dinner and movie: “Viva Riva!”, Feb. 16 2016 @ the Alchemist

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On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, come join us The Alchemist Bar for our third #DinnerAndAMovie Night!

Come enjoy two fantastic films under the stars, specially curated by the lovely and talented duo of Azza Satti and Pedro Matos

Short Film
Alambamento, Mario Bastos (Angola, 2011, 15 min)
Set in the city of Luanda, the story of Matias that while going to deliver his dowry to his fiance’s father, an unexpected accident makes him realize how much he is willing to fight for her love. In this town where chaos and peace, beauty and ugliness, corruption and honor meet, Matias will have to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.

Feature Film
Viva Riva!, Djo Munga (Congo, 2010)
Viva Riva! is a Congolese crime thriller film written & directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga and starring Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Fabrice Kwizera, Hoji Fortuna, Marlene Longage, Alex Herabo & Diplôme Amekindra. The film received 12 nominations and won 6 awards at the 7th Africa Movie Academy Awards, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography & Best Production Design, a feat that made it the highest winning film in the history of the AMAA’s till date

You can get also get yourself some delicous burgers courtesty of Mama Rocks or come try out our newest culinary addition,Upendo Pizza, for some oven-baked Italian pizzas! Sundowner music will be provided by Monroe Marcus!

March 14, 2016 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

African Premiere: Music is Our Weapon, Feb. 26 2016 @ Century Cinemax – the Junction Mall

Music is Our Weapon
Date: February 26, 2016
Venue: Century Cinemax – the Junction Mall
Time: 5-9 pm
Tickets: KES 1000/-
Mpesa Paybill – Business no: 872225 – Account Number: SARABI FILM – Amount: 1000 – Enter Pin

Find more information here, http://music-is-our-weapon.com/

February 8, 2016 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

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