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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
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.
Exhibition of Photography and Film: My Camera, My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Jan. 27 2017 @ BIEA – Laikipia Road
On 27 January 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the British Institute in Eastern Africa will host the launch of My Camera, My Life. In his autobiography, Mohinder revisits his records of events that shaped his career as well as Kenya’s history and beyond. He documents Kenya’s independence heroes and his close relationship with top African political leaders, including Kenya’s Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. The book also highlights his records of the 1980s famines in Ethiopia, Karamoja in Uganda and Turkana in Kenya.
The Forum will host an accompanying exhibition of photographs and documentary films shot by Sir Mohinder between 1952 to 2008.
Copies of the autobiography will be on sale at the launch for KSH 4,500/=.
Cinema Japan: The Girl Who Leapt through Time, Jan. 28 2017 @ The Japan Information & Culture Centre
Date: January 28, 2017
Venue: The Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2 pm
Entry: Free but registration required via email [firstname.lastname@example.org] or through a phone call [020-2898510]
Makoto Konno has two close friends who are both boys in her class. One of them is Kosuke Tsuda, her childhood friend and the other is Chiaki Mamiya. It’s far better for Makoto to play threesome ball game with them after school rather than to play with girls from her class. It isn’t like they are dating each other or going steady. Their relationship is very casual and easy going. This is a time to spend a compassionate moment reserved for them. Because soon, they must decide their course of future before they become senior in their high school.
But change comes to their relationship. Makoto gained the gift to slip back into time and retrace her steps because of certain turn of events. But once she learns the way to make use of the ability, she exerts it to satisfy her day-to-day desire and discontent of everyday life with no hesitation.
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.