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Lusophone Film Festival Meets Ten Cities Screening Series, Apr. 26 2014 @ Goethe Institut

02 APRIL Poster Goethe LRG
Date: April 26, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 3-8.30 pm
Entry: Free

This session will be dedicated to the musical mix of the Portuguese-speaking countries, and is organised jointly with Ten Cities.

The films on show will be the following:

Lusophony, the (r)Evolution (Lusofonia, a (r)Evolução), Red Bull Music Academy – Portugal, 2006, 65 min
A Red Bull Music Academy production filmed with the fast-beat of a music video. From Portuguese fado, Angolan kuduro, Cape Verdean morna, Brazilian baile funk, hiphop or rock, this film sheds light on a new movement being born out of the cultural mix of the Portuguese-speaking countries

Passinho Dance Off (A Batalha do Passinho), Emílio Domingos – Brazil, 2012, 73 min
The Passinho dance is the newest trend in Brazilians slums. A new way to dance baile funk but also a lifestyle, the Passinho fever is changing young boys’ life around Brazil’s outskirts. This documentary portrays this phenomena and discovers how the culture around the funk world has expanded beyond funk dance parties, DJs, and favelas.

I Love Kuduro, Mário Patrocínio – Angola, 2013, 95 min
Kuduro is an urban cultural movement born out of Angolan discos and raves in downtown Luanda through a mixture of house, techno and traditional Angolan rhythms. The movement is at once a style of music, dance, fashion and culture, explored in this documentary through the distinct performances of its greatest stars.

Off the Beaten Track, João Pedro Moreira – Portugal, 2013, 30 min
The beats of Angolan Kuduro started appearing in Lisbon clubs in the late 90s. Four musicians started mixing it with beats from all over the world, creating a unique sound called Progressive Kuduro and a band called Buraka Som Sistema that is taking world dancefloors by storm.

Find more information on the screening on this Facebook event page

April 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

Crowd Funding Campaign, Presentation & Discussion: Pat Shaw was Romeo 9, Apr. 23 2014 @ Alliance

Screen Shot Pat Shaw

“He was the greatest crime fighter that ever lived…” Those who lived in Nairobi in the 1970s and 1980s will recollect the late Patrick David Shaw: a burley and intimidating police reservist who ruled the streets of Nairobi while also working full-time as an administrator at The Starehe Boys’ Centre. Author and filmmaker David Smith invites you to listen to a presentation and participate in a discussion on the legacy of this legendary yet controversial figure in Kenyan history.

Date and Time: Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium, Nairobi
Entry fee: 500 KSH

Signed and numbered event posters may be purchased for 500 KSH (Limit 200).

Website: http://romeo9.com/

April 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Nairobi Half Life, Apr. 9 2014 @ Purdy Arms Restaurant – Karen

Nairobi Half Life
Watch Nairobi Half Life under the stars! Enjoy a lovely dinner & wine as you enjoy Kenya Biggest Blockbuster.

Date: Wednesday, April 9 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms Marula Rd. Karen. — at Purdy Arms
Time: 6.45 pm

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

Somalia_cooperatioze italiana

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

Movie Launch: Ni Kuruka Maisha, Apr. 8 2014 @ Alliance Française

Kuruka Maisha Film
Date: April 8, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

About the film
Nairobi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. A large part of the city’s population lives in informal settlements like Lungalunga, Mathare and Kibera.

Kuruka Maisha foundation, a performing arts academy, has worked with street families in Nairobi for over eight years, learning a lot about the phenomenon of urban youth at risk in that process. Some of them share their stories in this film. Portrayed characters and crew share the same social background. Through this film, the producers share their experience, triumphs and challenges.

Through the authentic dreams, struggles and aspirations of youth, Mwelu and Kuruka Maisha show us a dynamic Kenya, way beyond the assumptions and cynicism we see too often. Street children as any of us dare to dream.

April 2, 2014 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Screening – Cinema Japan: Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, Mar. 29 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Sumo do, Sumo dont
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t” which will be shown on Saturday, 29th March 2014.

Date: Saturday, 29th March 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p pm, Gates Open: 1:30 pm

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Synopsis
Yamamoto is called to the office of Professor Anayama. The professor points out the anomalous fact that even though the role says he was present at every class, he’d never set eyes on the student before. He then announces that he has been appointed Yamamoto’s thesis advisor, and points out that, even though Yamamoto has a job arranged, he needs to pass the thesis to graduate. With the power relations thus defined, he strikes a deal with Yamamoto: join the sumo club, or you won’t graduate.

Note: To register for the movie screening, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.
Deadline for registration is Friday, 28th March 2014 at 4:00pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

March 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm 1 comment

Lusophone Film Festival: Cinema from the Portuguese Speaking World, Mar. 29 2014 @ Goethe Institute.

Film Festival
Cinema from the Portuguese Speaking World. Featured films from Brazil, Portugal and Mozambique.

Date: March 29, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6-8.30 pm
Entry: Free

Films to be Screened
- Isle of Flowers (Ilha das Flores) by Jorge Furtado (Brazil, 1989, 13min)
- North Atlantic by Bernardo Nascimento (Portugal, 2010, 15min)
- Virgin Margarida (Virgem Margarida) by Licinio Azevedo (Mozambique, 2012, 90min).

Posters, trailers and synopses for each film are posted at the Film Festival Facebook page

March 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm 2 comments

Screening/Film Forum: The Last Safari by Matt Goldman, Mar. 19 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

the last safari
Date: March 19, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5.30-7.30 pm
Entry: Free

Find more info here

March 18, 2014 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Film – TEN CITIES Screening Series: Favela On Blast, Mar. 20 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

ten cities
Directed by Diplo and Leandro HBL, Favela On Blast (2008, 75 min)

Date & time: Thursday 20th March, 2014 at 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Admission: Free of charge

For 20 years, a subculture has grown under society’s radar in the hills of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the culture surrounding “Funk Carioca”, a musical rhythm which mixes American electronic funk sounds of the 1980s with all the diverse influences of Brazilian music. “Funk Carioca” or “Baile Funk” is one of the most interesting musical movements in the world, but it comes from what is at times one of the most violent and poorest places in the world: the slums of Rio de Janeiro (favelas). This documentary tells stories of sex, love, poverty, and pride among Rio’s marginalized people. It’s a film that’s fast, heavy, and violent like the city itself.

Find more information here

March 14, 2014 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Screening: The Lady by Luc Besson, Mar. 10 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Date: March 10, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6pm
Free Entrance

The Lady by Luc Besson – 2011, 2h07
This is an extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris.

It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today.

March 6, 2014 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Soul Boy – A Film by Hawa Essuman, Mar. 12 2014 @ Purdy Arms Restaurant– Karen

Soul Boy
KMS and Purdy Arms present ‘Movies under the Stars’ – Soul Boy. A Rotterdam Film Festival Audience Award Winner.

Date: March 12, 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms, Marula Lane – Karen
Time: 6.45 for 7.15 pm
Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

About
Soul Boy is a captivating Kenyan-German co-production shot in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa.
Abila, a 14 year old boy, sets out on a quest to save his father, who has gambled his soul away to a witch. His friend Shiku offers to help him… will they succeed?

This movie transforms the mysteries and myths of this multi-faceted social microcosm into a modern day fairy tale.

Full info here Soul Boy Film poster

March 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Screening & Discussion: From Here to Timbuktu – Turkana Episode, Mar. 5 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Pawa Forum
The third edition of Pawa 254 film forum will feature the critically acclaimed From Here to Timbuktu Turkana episode.

Date: Wednesday March 5, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Entry: RSVP here

SYNOPSIS
Kenyans are excited by the discovery of oil in Turkana, the cradle of mankind, because of oil’s potential to accelerate economic growth in the country. But not everyone is as enthusiastic about the oil discovery. The biggest, unresolved issue in the country of Turkana is water, which has led to some of the world’s first climate wars.

Ekal a Turkana warrior living in Todonyang, on the border of the Kenya and Ethiopia, carries a gun wherever he goes, as his community is constantly fighting over water and grazing lands with the Daasnach tribe from Ethiopia. Access to clean water is also a pressing concern for residents living near the oil sites in Nakuklas.
With increasing climate change, as a result of our reliance on oil to drive industry, water could soon become the new oil in terms of importance and conflict

Find more info here

March 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm 1 comment

Screening: Le Dernier Vol by Karim Dridi, Mar. 3 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Date: March 3, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Synopsis
When famed English aviator Bill Lancaster vanishes into thin air during a World Record flight between London and Cape, his mistress Marie Vallières takes to the sky on an obsessive quest to find her missing lover amidst the rolling sand dunes.

March 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

Movie screening: 7 vírgenes, Mar. 4 2014 @ Embassy of Spain

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Please remember that the films at the Embassy are shown free of charge and that all films are in Spanish with subtitles in English.

Location: The Embassy of Spain, 3rd Floor of the CBA building in Upperhill.
Days: On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month as described above.
Time: 5pm. PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL.

Looking forward to see you there and thank you for sharing this information with your friends.

February 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Ten Cities Screening Series: Weekender, Feb. 27 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Weekender
Weekender is a feature film by Karl Golden.

Date: February 27, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

About
Situated around 1990 in the UK the film follows the rave scene that has arrived from Ibiza. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20’s and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. It’s everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship.

Part of a series of numerous feature films and documentaries, focusing on different aspects of club and sub-culture around the globe under the Ten Cities Project

February 27, 2014 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Spanish Film Screening: Death of a cyclist, Feb. 18 2014 @ the Embassy of Spain – CBA building, Upperhill

muerte de un ciclista
The Embassy of Spain is pleased to announce the resumption of the filming schedule for the year 2014 with the first film, “Death of a cyclist”, directed by Juan Antonio Bardem.

Date: February 18, 2014
Venue: The Embassy of Spain, 3rd Floor of the CBA building in Upperhill.
Time: 5 pm
Entry: Free

NB: Screening conducted on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Synopsis:
A couple having an affair accidentally run down a cyclist and fearful of getting caught decide to hide the tragic accident.

All films are in Spanish with subtitles in English.

February 18, 2014 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Japan Cinema: Tombstones for the Fireflies, Feb. 22 2014 @ the Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Tombstones for the Fireflies” which will be shown on Saturday, 22nd February 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Next Screening: Tombstones for the Fireflies
Date: Saturday, 22nd February 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
In June 1945 during the air raid in Kobe, Seita and his sister Setsuko lose their mother as a result of an incendiary bomb raid. As their father has been out of contact since he had gone off to war, the brother and sister are taken in by a distant relative in Nishinomiya. Unable to stand the ill-treatment by their aunt, Seita and Setsuko move into a bomb shelter to live alone together. As the war worsens, Setsuko gradually wastes away. Seita cheers Setsuko and tries his best to survive while reminding himself of their kind mother, strict father, and the peaceful days only a few months back. Finally, the day of Japan’s defeat arrives.

In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510. Deadline for registration is Friday, 21st February, 4:30pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

February 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Black History Month 2014 Film Screenings, Every Saturday this Month @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre

Black Awareness Month
Dates: Every Saturday this Month & March 1, 2014
Venue: Paa ya Paa Arts Centre – Ridgeways Road, Off Kiambu Road
Time: 4 pm
No entrance fee

Screenings
February 8, 2014 – 12 Years a Slave
February 15, 2014 – Mandela: long Walk to Freedom
February 22, 2014 – The Butler
March 1, 2014 – Maafa 21 in 21st Century America

Moderated discussion follows each viewing.

February 14, 2014 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Premier Screenings: House of Lungula, Feb. 12 2014 @ Arfa Lounge – Imax Kenya

HOUSE OF LUNGULA VERTICAL
You can now watch HOUSE of Lungula at IMAX Kenya – Arfa Lounge daily for only Ksh 300!

House Of Lungula has been doing rounds in cinemas to a very impressive reception. It premiered both at Century Cinemax The Junction Nairobi and in Nyali Cinemax Mombasa in front of full houses! The movie made it to the international stage also, with 2 screenings in Bristol England this week.

The Producers of the movie heard the cry of the many Nairobians who were not able to catch it at Junction Cinemax because of the distance and have now managed to bring the movie closer to you.

This Wednesday the 12th of February at 6.30pm the adult comedy will have its official premier at IMAX Kenya – Arfa Lounge – Mama Ngina street (CBD) – with the movie stars in full 3D! It will be a red carpet affair with drinks and canapés followed by a screening of the movie for just Ksh 300!

The movie will be screened daily in the same venue 3 times a day for 300ksh! For the exact times check the IMAX Kenya page:

For more updates about the movie, like the House of Lungula Facebook page

February 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Movie screening: Muerte de un ciclista, Feb. 18 2014 @ Embassy of Spain

muerte de un ciclista

Please remember that the films at the Embassy are shown free of charge and that all films are in Spanish with subtitles in English.

Location: The Embassy of Spain, 3rd Floor of the CBA building in Upperhill.
Days: On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month as described above.
Time: 5pm. PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL.

February 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

Screening: Images De France, Feb. 14-17 2014 @ Alliance Francaise – Wangari Maathai Auditorium

Images De France
The annual French Film Festival showing films from France will take place at Alliance Française de Nairobi from 14th to 17th February 2013.

The Festival will be marking its 10th anniversary with a Valentine Day special screening of the César Awards nominated love story ‘Camille Redouble’ by Noémie Lvovsky and the Première the French documentary ‘Sur le chemin de l’école’ (On the way to school) by Pascal Plisson, partly filmed in Kenya and featuring young Kenyan actors Jackson Saikong and his sister Salomé from Dol Dol.

About
Images De France was launched in 2004 at the initiative of the Regional Audiovisual Service of the Embassy of France and the Alliance Francaise de Nairobi, the festival aims to promote new film styles and successes in French cinema to a broad and diverse audience.

February 10, 2014 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Event: Launch of the Riverwood Academy Awards, Feb. 10 2014 @ Kenya Cultural Centre – Ukumbi Mdogo

lauch date
Date: February 10, 2014
Venue: Ukumbi Mdogo, Kenya Cultural Centre
Find more info about the Academy Awards here: http://riverwoodensemble.com/

February 6, 2014 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Screening: Maramaso based on Sarabi Band Lead Singer – Nelson Mandela, Feb. 3 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

maramaso

Follow the story of young musician and activist, Nelson Mandela Akello, lead singer of the popular afro-fusion band SARABI, growing up in Eastlands, Nairobi.

Date: Monday February 3 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entrance: Free

MARAMASO
A Foresee Films Production, directed by Laura Asherman 2013, 54 min

Maramaso is a concept developed by a musician/activist born and raised in the slums of Nairobi. The name is derived from the philosophy’s end goal, a “Man Raise Man Society” in which support for fellow man and youth empowerment are more important than personal gain in one’s own life. This is how Mandela, the subject of the film, lives his life. The film illustrates his revolutionary philosophy of love and his daily struggle to survive in an environment that encourages self-promotion.

Maramaso Trailer from Foresee Films on Vimeo.

Screening followed by a Q & A session in the presence of the director and the cast.

January 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Ten Cities Screening Series: One More – The Definitive History of UK Clubbing [1988-2008], Jan. 30 2014 @ Goethe Institut

one more
Date: January 30, 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm

Released in 2012, One More gives you an understanding of the historic UK clubbing era from 1988 to 2012, which changed the lives of millions. This intriguing account interrogates the pioneers who made it all possible. The film asks why and how it happened, discusses what brought about the scene’s terminal decline and then poses the unenviable question “If tonight was your last ever gig, what would be your One More track?”

January 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Premièr of House of Lungula in Mombasa, Jan. 17 2014 @ Nyali Cinemax

House of Lungula
HOUSE of Lungula is a Sexy Comedy premièring in Mombasa on the January 17, 2014 after a very successful run in Nairobi at the Century Cinemax, The Junction.

Date: January 17, 2014
Venue: Nyali Cinemax
Time: 9 pm (come at 8 pm to hang with the cast)
Tickets – 500/=
Advance tickets available at Nyali Cinemax.

Screening Times Mombasa
Dates & Time: January 18 & 22 at 7 pm

Synopsis
Harrison, overworked and underpaid is looking for money for bride price. A ‘business’ opportunity presents itself when he gets the keys to the Company house. With the CEO away on holiday, he has access to a vacant fully furnished house. He decides to cash in… Easy money doesn’t always come cheap.

Starring: Lizz Njagah, Ian Mbugua, Gerald Langiri, Sarah Hassan, Helena Waithera, Lenana Kariba, Gitau Ngogoyo, Nice Githinji, Diana Nekoye, Lydia Gitachu, Auma Njagah, Sheila Kwamboka and Alex Konstantaras.

Filmed by the award winning D.O.P. John Wambugu. Directed by the award winning directors Alex Konstantaras & Aggie Nyagari and Produced by Historia Films

Screening Times Nairobi
Dates & Time: January 17-23, 2014 at 10 am & 5.30 pm

Highlights of Nairobi Premièr

Note: the movie is rated adults only 18+.

January 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

Screening: Love & Honour, Jan. 25 2014 @ Japan Information & Cultural Centre

Love & Honour
The story follows Mimura Shinnojo (Kimura Takuya) a lower class samurai who is a poison taster for the domain lord. He is poor, but happily leading his humble life with his beautiful wife, Kayo (Dan Rei). One day, however, Shinnojo is poisoned during a tasting and loses his sight. He is relieved of his job and is reduced to poverty. It is such a time when Shimada (Bando Mitsugoro), a clerk, offers help to Kayo. He wants her body in return, and Kayo accepts the offer in tears in order to supplement the family income. When the relationship becomes public, Shinnojo is devastated for being robbed of his beloved wife and for his helplessness. He engages in a duel with Shimada to defend his wife and preserve his Samurai honour.

The screening details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 25th January 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Gates Open: 1:30p.m. | Time: 2:00p.m.
Entry is free and open to all film fans.

Kindly note that in order to attend the movie screening it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, call 020-2898510 or email your name and contact details to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp. If you plan to attend the movie screening with a friend and/or family member, please include their names as you register for yourself.

January 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Event: Open Show Nairobi January Edition, Jan. 17 2014 @ the NEST

Open Show
Date: Friday, January 17 2014
Venue: The Nest
Time: 7 pm

About
Open Show is a global, volunteer-run platform for visual storytelling through photography, film and multimedia. Our monthly events showcase 5 presenters each with 10-15 minutes to show 20 images or 3-8 mins of video or multimedia. They can use the time to talk about their presentation as much or as little as they want within the time frame. Our mission at Open Show is to use the visual medium of storytelling to create conversation rather than a lecture-style presentation, and so the audience will be able to connect directly with the presenter by asking questions, and providing comments and feedback.

NB: Open Show Nairobi are always looking for more presenters, so if you are interested in presenting 20 of your photos or 3-8mins of video, we highly encourage one and all. Please submit here: http://openshow.org/submissions/
Choose photos that tell a story and be ready to discuss with the audience.

For more info visit: Facebook: // Official website

January 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Kenyan Movie Premier: Strata, Dec. 22 2013 @ Stedmark Gardens – Karen

STRATA LAUNCH POSTER JPEG 2
Date: December 22, 2013
Venue: Stedmark Gardens, Karen
Time: 12 noon to 11 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1,200 at gate & Kshs 1000 Advance

‘STRATA’ SYNOPSIS

When a criminal is gunned down, do we ever stop to ask ourselves how his life must have been?
When ZEAL is gunned down under mysterious circumstances, JAZZ, his fiancée of Asian descent is determined to get justice.
Her path crosses KUSH, the mixed race policeman on the case and a man who has always had an interest in her. He has concluded that Zeal was a criminal, killed in an inter gang turf war.
Then two women, BUNDE, a patient from a high cost sanatorium and SILK, a veiled mystery turn up at his funeral without explanation or apology.
Jazz stumbles on SHEBE, who connects some of the dots in Zeal’s life. Shebe was arguably Zeal’s closest friend and confidant.
Jazz digs deeper and finally discovers that Zeal was leading a far from normal double life, he was indeed a criminal.
Then Jazz finds herself the target of the same people who had Zeal killed. To keep alive Jazz has to expose these killers and bring them to justice . . . a task that will bring in contact with the criminal underworld and put her life on the line.

“Strata” is a multi racial movie that gives us insight into the rise in crime in Kenya today and the innovative and intriguing methods that desperate criminals use to avoid detection. “Strata” also gives us a glimpse into the cover-up tactics that law enforcers use to lead us down the wrong path.

“Strata” is story of crime and passion with wheels within wheels . . . that reveals the layers of our lives stemming from what may seem to the untrained eye as a simple gunning down of another notorious criminal on the streets of Nairobi.

December 16, 2013 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

The 48 Hour Film Project Nairobi Big Screen Premiere! Dec. 11-12 2013 @ Century Cinemax – the Junction

the 48 Hour NBO
Dates: December 11-12, 2013
Venue: Century Cinemax – the Junction
Time: 10.30 am / 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 150 & Kshs 300 respectively

For more info. https://www.facebook.com/48HFPNairobi

December 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Film Premiere: The Two Sudan’s, Nov. 28 2013 @ Goethe-Institut

the two sudans
Date: 28th November 2013
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Admission free

On 9th July 2011 the largest African nation was split into two: Sudan and South Sudan. Preceding that date, a group of young filmmakers from Sudan and Germany felt the need to witness the impact of this unique, historical moment with their cameras. Driven by the interest to understand how these events are affecting the lives of the people in North and South, the Sudanese directors started to follow their protagonists – sometimes friends or family members – asking questions about their lives, hopes and dreams. What will change in your future life? What does home mean to you? How can you reach your personal goals? How do you define your identity?

With the support of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and others, an on-going web-documentary was created, embarking on a visually and emotionally capturing journey into Sudan and South Sudan. From a place with virtually no film infrastructure, young film makers are telling the stories of those whose voices are never heard. In cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

November 26, 2013 at 9:05 am Leave a comment

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