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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

Documentary screening: Virunga, May 27 2015 @ Pawa 254


On Wednesday, May 27th at 18.00 VIRUNGA (2014 – 88 min) Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

In Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas, small and embattled team risk everything to protect the park from the dark forces fighting to control Congo’s rich natural resources.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscar and BAFTA’s.

Join us at the Mageuzi Theatre for this great film about conservation of wildlife. Thereafter, we shall have a panel discussion with invited guests who have a stake in the field and you will also have your voice heard because as a patriotic citizen you would want to conserve the last of white rhinos, wouldn’t you?

There will be an open bar and a chance for you to network and have fun.

The entry is Free.

May 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

German Week, May 15-23 2015 @ various locations

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German week

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May 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Film Series: Licence to Kill, Jan. 24 – May 16 2105 @ Benga House


A film series inspired by the idea that individuals have the right to take charge of their lives to improve their community and society for a better place. But what happens when that general idea is challenged and we don’t see black and white anymore, but a series of grays? Through a microscopic lens (and lots of comedy!) this film series will explore various factors; be it the law, corporations, health institutions, environment, and protection forces, that make it an uphill battle to become an ideal society.
LICENSE TO KILL film series is curated by Azza Satti and screened to a diverse audience of independent and foreign film appreciators. Films will be screened once a month underneath the Nairobi stars at Benga House on Kyuna Crescent. Guests are required to bring Kikoys or blankets to sit on, and food and drinks will be provided by AQUEOUS.
Khs 500 in advance, Khs 700 at the door.
For tickets please call, sms, or whatsapp 0716 164 656 or, please include your full name and contact number.
Doors open at 6PM
Screening starts at 8PM
Music/Performance 10PM-MIDNIGHT
Nothing to Declare (France/Belgium, 2010)
A comedy about two customs officers working at opposite sides of the border during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s, where French officer Mathias (Dan Boon) is in love with Louise (Julie Bernard) the sister of Ruben (Benoit Poelvoodrde) the Belgian officer who hates anything French.
Waste Land (Brazil, 2010)
Top-selling Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is keen to empower the pickers of recycling in Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, through a photography project that helps the workers see themselves as who they are and create change in their lives.
Thank you for Smoking (USA, 2005)
A satirical comedy that follows Nick Naylor who is a tobacco lobbyist who sells, sells, and sells cigarettes to anyone who has a mouth and a lung, but his goals and dreams are brought down when he has to become a role model to his 12 year old son.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Romania, 2005)
A cynical comedy about an old drunkard man who is driven from hospital to hospital in the middle of the night to treat an apparent nausea but it is actually something else.
MAY 16
Yacubian Building (Egypt, 2006)
Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Alaa Al Aswany, this film explores the different socio-economic layers, which makes Cairo a fascinating city. This comedy-drama will take you into the Art Deco-style building of the haves and the have notes living in the same premises but have parallel lives. As we follow the tenants we find out about stories of bribery, sexual abuse, homosexuality and other issues that are hidden so well from judgmental eyes.

January 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Première: Tough Bond, Oct. 27 2014 @ Alliance Française

Tough Bond
Date: October 27, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

October 25, 2014 at 7:09 am Leave a comment

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