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Documentary Screening: Mogadishu Girls go to the Beach, Apr. 7 2014 @ Tribe

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April 2, 2014 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

Kenya’s Songs of Protest: Documentary & CD Compilation Preview Concert, Jan. 31 2014 @ Alliance Française

Songs of Protest
Date: January 31, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7-11 pm
Free Entrance

Performance by: Just a Band, Sarabi, Eric Wainaina and Makadem
Hosted by: John Sibi-Okumu

January 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

Japanese Anime Festival, Oct. 5 2013 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Japanese Anime Festival
The Japan Information & Culture Centre would like to invite you to the Japanese Anime Festival which will be held on Saturday, 5th October 2013. The details of the Festival are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 5th October 2013
Venue: Japan Information and Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan
Gates Open: 9:30 am
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Entry: Free*

Three movies will be shown during the Japanese Anime Festival. These are ‘Miyori in the Sacred Forest’, ‘5 Centimeters per Second’ and ‘The Place Promised in our Early Days’. In addition to the movie screening, there will be a manga display, fact sheets display and a cosplay competition.

Please find attached a detailed information brochure: Anime Festival Brochure

* In order to attend the Japanese Anime Festival, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand.
Early registration will also be necessary prior to attending functions at the Embassy of Japan. To register, kindly send an email to or call 020-2898510.

In addition, kindly note that lunch and drinks will not be served during the Japanese Anime Festival. We encourage you to carry your own.

In case you have any inquiries, please call us on 020-2898-510 or email

October 2, 2013 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

3rd Brazilian Film Festival, Oct. 1-4 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium

Brazilian Film Festival
The Embassy of Brazil in Nairobi presents the third edition of the Brazilian Film Festival in Kenya, which will feature some of the most prominent names of the current generation of Brazilian filmmakers.

Dates: October 1-4, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 5.30 pm Daily
Entry: Free

Brazilian Film Festival
October 1, 2013 at 5.30 pm– God is Brazilian
October 2, 2013 at 5.30 pm – Gonzaga, Father & Son
October 3, 2013 at 5.30 pm – The Clown | 7.30 pm – Master Building
October 4, 2013 at 5.30 pm – A Dog’s Will | 7.30 pm – No More Blues

For more info visit

September 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

[Postponed] Film Screening: High Tech Soul – The Creation of Techno Music, Sept. 26 2013 @ Goethe

In light of the tragic events which occurred over the weekend and the subsequent declaration of 3 days of national mourning this event has been postponed to a future date to be communicated by the organisers.

Date: 26th September 2013
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Admission: free

More info here

September 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Film Screenings: Images of Kenya, Sept. 10-12 2013 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Dates: September 10-12, 2013
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 5 pm
Admission free

September 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Documentary [RE] Screening: God Loves Uganda, Sept. 6 2013 @ the NEST

God Loves Uganda
Date: September 6, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Prior Reservation

A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values from America’s Fundamental Christian Right.

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 he’s 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.

September 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

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