Posts filed under ‘screenings’
Date: December 1, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Prior Registration
Many people fleeing conflicts hope that refugee camps would be a temporary home while they await peace and stability to return to their home countries. Unfortunately, many have ended up staying in the camps for decades.
On Thursday 1 December 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and the Church of Sweden will screen the documentary, If we ever get out of here, by Marika Grieshel and Lollo Jarnebrink, followed by a discussion.
If we ever get out of here documents the lives of ordinary people who have become long-term refugees, stuck in the Kakuma camp, suspended from opportunity and isolated from all that is familiar.
The story of the daily struggles of Klementine, Deeqa and Jackson aims to give a greater understanding of the importance of psychosocial support for refugees.
The Kakuma refugee camp was founded in Kenya in 1991 and was originally planned as a temporary solution for young boys fleeing the civil wars in Sudan. It is now home to about 200, 000 people forced to flee conflict in the neighbouring countries.
Marika Griehsel, Film Director
Else Berglund, Church of Sweden
Collins Onyango, Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Jackson Mumbere, Kakuma Refugee Camp Resident
Entrance is by prior registration only. Register here
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.
Dress up: Early aviation/Out of Africa
Nairobi Serena is hosting a screening of the movie “Out of Africa”.
The screening of the movie is part of a bigger campaign that aims to popularize the Vintage Air Rally. The Air Rally is an adventure of a lifetime that will see pilots from 11 countries fly vintage planes (used in the 1920-30’s during the first world war) from Crepe in Greece to Cape in South Africa.
The planes will stop in various countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia and South Africa.
The Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to the Udada Film Festival, which this Embassy supports every year and which will take place from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016.
On Monday 24th at 6pm, the opening ceremony of the Festival will be held at the Kenya National Theatre and it will coincide with the “Spanish Night” of the Festival where Spanish films will be screened.
From 25th to 27th October, the Festival will take place from 10am to 8pm daily at the PAWA 254 cultural centre.
On Friday 28th, the closing ceremony will be held at PAWA 254 at 6pm.
Admission is free at all the events of the Festival.
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Gates Open: 1:30 p.m.
Entry: Prior Registration
Matsugae Kiyoaki (Tsumabuki Satoshi) was brought up by the aristocratic Ayakura family. Kiyoaki is in love with Count Ayakura’s daughter, Satoko (Takeuchi Yuko), but doesn’t know how to express his love to her. Satoko accepts a proposal of arranged marriage from the imperial family which will benefit the Ayakuras, too. Satoko writes to Kiyoaki to confirm his feeling for her, but his replies never arrive and she ends up accepting the engagement. Only after the official announcement of the marriage does Kiyoaki realize how much he loves Satoko. They begin to meet in secret, in full knowledge that their affair is doomed. Then, Satoko realizes to her horror that she is pregnant. Her parents try to force her to have an abortion, but Satoko leaves her family and doesn’t even tell Kiyoaki about the child. Kiyoaki contracts tuberculosis and although he tries in vain to meet Satoko, he succumbs to the disease and dies.
Register for the movie screening, by providing your name, ID Number and contact details (via email [jinfocul-at-nb.mofa.go.jp] or through a phone call [020-2898510]).
Deadline for registration is Friday, October 28, 2016 at 4:00pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), indicate your friend’s name when you register.
For more information on the movie, visit; http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/CinemaJapan.html
Photo & Film Exhibition: My Camera My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Until Oct. 31 2016 @ the National Museum
Dates: Until October 31, 2016
Venue: the National Museum of Kenya
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Tickets: Normal Museum Rates Apply
The photographs that make-up this exhibition were shot over a period of fifty-six years, (1952 – 2008), by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, a Kenyan news camera man. The photographs allow us to travel with Mohinder back in time and eavesdrop on history, reminding us of our past and the individuals and events that helped shape our world.
“Looking back over the more than 83 years I have spent in the world; I cannot help but feel a sense of wonder. Did I really do all these things? Go to all these places? Meet all these people? How, as a simple village boy from Punjab who never even finished school, did I end up travelling the globe, dodging bullets to make a living by shooting thousands of meters of film in some of the world’s most dangerous trouble spots?” – Sir Mohinder Dhillon, October 2016.
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