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Screenings and Discussions: Why Poverty Documentary Series, Jul. 6-10 2015 @ Alliance Française

Why Poverty
Dates: July 6-10, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Free Entry

About
The ‘Why Poverty’ documentary series is a project that was initiated and produced by Steps International, a non-profit organization that combines documentaries, new media and outreach to get millions of people talking about big issues. 5 long films and 21 short films from all around the world aim to deepen our understanding of the underlying causes of poverty and inequality.

Mon. 6 July at 6.30 pm
‘Poor Us’ – an animated history: Do we know what Poverty is?
The film takes us on a journey through history and poverty, examining attitudes, drivers and solutions from the early hunter gatherers to today’s financial meltdown.

Related short films include ‘God is Rain: Kenya: what happens when the water runs out?’, ‘Whose land: Mali: Land grab or business opportunity?’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 1: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’ and ‘OK Brothers: India: worst job in the world’

Tue. 7 July at 6pm
‘Stealing Africa’ – How much profit is fair?
Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.
Related short films include ‘Sea Gypsies: Malaysia: the cost of tourism’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 2: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’, ‘Coal Boy: India: digging to the other end of the world?’and ‘The Barrel: Venezuela: sink or swim?’

Wed. 8 July at 6pm
‘Solar Mamas’ – Are women better at getting out of poverty?
Rafea attends the Barefoot College in India that takes uneducated women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers. The film follows Rafea as she finds that qualifying at the college is the first of many challenges.
Related short films include ‘The Thread: Uruguay: can microfinance fix a 15th birthday?’, ‘Afghan Girl: Do we know what poverty is?’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 3: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’, ‘A Beggar’s Loan: Bangladesh: from begging to business?’ and‘Miseducation: South Africa: What would you risk to get an education?’

Thu. 9 July at 6pm
‘Park Avenue’ – Money, Power and the American Dream: How much inequality is too much?’
Park Ave, New York City is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population need food stamps and children are twenty times more likely to be killed. In the last thirty years, inequality has rocketed in the US. While the richest lobby Capitol Hill for friendly legislation, the poorest are left asking what happened to the American Dream?
Related short films include ‘New Poor: Spain: who are the new poor?’, ‘Maua surroundings: Brazil: a new way to fight homelessness’,‘Lullaby: Germany: do the poor sleep well?’, ‘The crisis and the sunglasses: Greece: is anyone safe from poverty?’ and ‘Mama Illegal:Moldova: love or money?’

Fri. 10 July at 6pm
‘Land Rush’ – How do you feed the world?
The population of Mali comprises 75 per cent farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali’s land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. Can Mali’s farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?
Related short films include ‘Waste: Global: why can’t we feed the world’, ‘Morris’ Bag: Kenya: can you feed a family out of bag?’ and‘Hunger for Profit: USA/Kenya: how can you make money out of hunger?’

July 3, 2015 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Screening: Lusophone Film Festival, Jul. 4 2015 @ Goethe Insitut Auditorium

11 JULY poster
Date: July 4, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: from 5 pm
No Cover Charge

About
The eleventh edition of the Lusophone Film Fest of Nairobi will be on the 4-July as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. We will have a short, an animation, and the first feature film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest countries in the World. we’ll showcase:

– Eyes of the lighthouse (Portugal, 2010, Pedro Serrazina)
In a rocky island exposed to the elements, a lighthouse keeper lives alone with his daughter. With no other company, the girl develops a unique complicity with the sea, which brings her toys to the shore. Following the rhythm of the waves, these objects will unveil previous events, memories that the tide cannot erase…

– Sandwich (Brazil, 2000, Jorge Furtado)
A Brazilian pantomime playing with the relation between reality and film by the same director of Isle of Flowers. A couple’s last moments, their meetings, separations and a sandwich

– Beatriz’s War (Timor-Leste, 2013, Luigi Acquisto/Bety Reis)
The first fiction film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest nations in the World. 16 years after Beatriz’s husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?

Recognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries.

The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across 4 continents. The festival presents multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films), in sessions of several films from the different countries.

The film fest started in March 2014 in Nairobi and has since expanded to Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Bangkok (Thailand).

The event is free of charge. More info in https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest

June 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: Korean Film Festival 2015, Jun. 24-26 2015 @ Alliance Française

Korean Film Festival 2015
The Korean Embassy in Nairobi hosts the Korean Film Festival;

Dates: June 24-26, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 5 & 7.30 pm
Entrance free!

Films to be screened: Forever the Moment, Nameless Gangster, The thieves, The host, Papa and Haeundae

More information on the Korean Embassy in Nairobi

June 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm 2 comments

Cinema Japan: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street (Part 3), Jun. 27 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan June 2015
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Entry: Registration Required | Entry Free

Synopsis: The third installment in a popular comedy-drama series following the lives of residents of a Tokyo neighborhood, this time taking place in 1964. Shot using the same 3D system as James Cameron’s Avatar, it vividly evokes the vitality of the times by interspersing nostalgic CG recreations of the Tokyo Olympics, the bullet train soon after it went into operation, and more.
As the benefits of Japan’s economic boom begin to be felt in Third Street in Sunset Town, novelist Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) finds himself upstaged by a younger writer and falls into a slump. Then he receives word from his family home in Nagano that his father is seriously ill…

June 16, 2015 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Docubox Monthly Screenings, Every Last Wednesday of the Month @ Pawa 254 Hub

docubox documentaries
Date: Every Last Wednesday of the Month
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub

May 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

10th Lusophone Film Festival: Homage to Manoel de Oliveira, May 30 2015 @ Goethe Institut

Lusophone Film Fest Nairobi - May POSTER
Date: May 30, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: from 5 pm
Entry: Free

About
The tenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest of Nairobi will be on the 30-May as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. This session will pay homage to Manoel de Oliveira, the oldest film director in the World that died last month at 106 years-old and was still directing several films every year. We will show his first film from 1931, and one of his latest, along with two other shorts:

– I’m From Over There (Brazil, 2014, Sansara Buriti)
– I’ll See You When You Get There (Guinea-Bissau, 2005, Filipe Henriques)
– Labor on the Douro River (Portugal, 1931, Manoel de Oliveira)
– Blind Man’s Buff (Portugal, 1994, Manoel de Oliveira)

Recognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries.

The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across 4 continents. The festival presents multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films), in sessions of several films from the different countries.

More info in https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest and the event page in https://www.facebook.com/events/361749720691274/

May 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

Screening/Cine-Café: South Sudan – Shattered Hopes? May 19 2015 @ Alliance Française

S Sudan
Date: May 19, 215
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm

May 18, 2015 at 11:31 am 2 comments

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