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Dates: October 4-8, 2016
Venues: Goethe Institut and the Shifteye Gallery
New technologies and digitalization are influencing how modern societies run – everything from how we access goods and services to how we socialize are continuously being transformed. Computers and mobile phones are often considered necessary tools that are highly valued both at work and at home. With the good comes the bad – our online lives leave us vulnerable to potential security threats as well as open us up to challenges to our personal and societal well-being.
The Goethe-Institut Kenya, in collaboration with Mbithi Masya and Youth Knows No Limits (YKNL), is organizing a Digital Art Festival with the objective to create a forum for dialog, exchange and presentation of digital art.
Five artists have been asked to consider how we consume and interact in/with the digital sphere and how these influence or are influenced by traditional value systems and global trends. Through their medium of choice, they have been encouraged to bring their perspective and style in the exploration of digital possibilities to comment on the social and psychological implications of digital technologies.
The participating artists include Awuor Onyango, Bazil Ngode, Chris King, Melisa Allela and Lenny Njagih as well as Musa Omusi. The festival programme consists of screenings, talks, workshops, an exhibition of the artworks as well as the performance of “Winterreise” by the German artistic research and production collective Institut für angewandtes Halbwissen.
Find an overview of all the events happening during “Space – A Digital Art Festival” on Goethe Institut-Nairobi Facebook event Page
Date, Country & Movie
27 Sept. 2016, IRAN, ‘Gold and Copper’ by Homayoun Assadian
28 Sept. 2016 CUBA ‘Roble de Olor’ (Scent of an oak) by Rigoberto López
29 Sept. 2016 VENEZUELA ‘Hermano’ (Brother) by Mercel Rasquin
Screening: Lusophone Film Fest. meets NY Portuguese Short Film Festival, Sept. 24 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
The eighteenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest Nairobi will see us partnering with the Arte Institute to showcase this year’s selection of the New York Portuguese Film Festival. The session will be on the 24-September as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi and we will screen 10 shorts:
– That’s how it was (Pronto, era assim) by Patrícia Rodrigues and Joana Nogueira
– God Will Provide (Deus Providencirá) by Luís Porto
– My River (Tenho um rio) by Ricardo Teixeira
– Law of Gravity (Lei da Gravidade) by Tiago Rosa-Rosso
– Feral by Daniel Sousa [Guest Short Film]
– Isa by Patricia Vidal Delgado
– The Robbery (Assalto) by João Tempera
– I’d Rather Not Say (Prefiro não dizer) by Pedro Augusto Almeida
– #Lingo by Vicente Nirō
– The Carnations and the Rock (Os Cravos e a Rocha) by Luísa Sequeira [Guest Short Film]
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 mission of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival is to bring Portuguese culture to the big screen and showcase films with a unique Portuguese perspective. The NYPSFF offers a contemporary Portugal full of ideas and spirit while bridging audiences with different cultural background.
How do we share resources fairly? Join the International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya at the screening of the film “A Measure of Fairness” and a discussion on how decisions about how to share revenues should be made.
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “NORIBEN – A Recipe of Fortune” which will be shown on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Komaki NAGAI, 31, was raised in the working-class Kyojima area of Tokyo. She has had enough of her good-for-nothing younger husband, Noritomo, and takes her daughter, Noriko, aka ‘Nonchan,’ back to live with her mother at the Kyojima home that she was raised in. Komaki doesn’t want to become a burden to her mother, Fumiyo, so looks for a job. But there are few employment opportunities for an over-30 single mother with no qualifications and no experience. She accepts a part-time job for the time being, and re-encounters her former senior high school classmate, Tateo. Komaki is developing a passion for Tateo, who takes her to a small tavern called “Totoya.” There, she tastes the ‘mackerel in miso’ and is astonished. She is completely enraptured by the taste, and becomes determined to open the “ultimate cheap but tasty box lunch shop.” She enlists the assistance of “Totoya,” but then…
For more information on the movie, please refer the poster; call 020-2898510; email email@example.com or have a look at the Cinema Japan Page on their website (http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/CinemaJapan.html)
Documentary Screening: September 7, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
The first Nairobi Documentary Festival looks at Africa’s youngest child, South Sudan.
The inaugural Nairobi Documentary Festival documents life and the lingering crisis in the world’s youngest country which marked 5 yrs of independence in July 2016 amid renewed violence.
Through three documentaries by Kenyan reporters ‘Escape from Bor’ by Frank Odwesso, ‘Lost Generation’ by Ali Ngethi and ‘My South Sudan’ by Robert Lutta, and a series of photographs by Odwesso and Ngethi, the NairobiDocuFest uses both documentary film and photo reportage to chronicle significant events in the story of South Sudan.