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Cinema Japan: Dora-Heita, Nov. 28 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Dora Heita
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Dora-Heita” which will be shown on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

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

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Prior Registration Required | Entry Free

Dora-Heita features a street-wise magistrate battling a corrupt establishment. The new magistrate is known as Dora Heita, the ‘Alley-cat Magistrate’, on account of his debauched lifestyle. In his unique way which was contrary to the samurai code, he cleans up the town of the yakuza bosses and the courtiers who are in cahoots with them. He is a one of a kind hero people long for today.

November 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Lusophone Film Festival Nairobi, Nov. 28 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

13th Lusophone Film Fest POSTER
The thirteenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest Nairobi will be on the 28-Nov as of 5 pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi, showcasing two Brazilian shorts about urban art and a feature film about the liberation struggle of Angola:

– Walls Upon Us (Brazil, 2013, Chico Toledo)
– Women are Heroes – Brazil (Brazil, 2009, JR)
– Njinga, Queen of Angola (Angola, 2013, Sérgio Graciano)

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 event is free of charge.

More info in

November 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Nov. 16-20 2015 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: November 16-20, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Throught its annual Film Festival, screened in over 20 cities throughout the year, the organization bravely bears witness to injustice worldwide. The films tell extraordinary stories of struggle, survival, and hope that challenge each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

November 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Maramaso, Nov. 2 2015 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: November 2, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6 pm

Maramaso follows young musician, Mandela, and his band, the popular Sarabi, as they endeavour to promote peace ahead of the hotly contested 2013 Kenyan presidential elections.

Presented by LightBox® Africa

November 2, 2015 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

The Itch + Screening of the World Cup Final, Oct. 31 2015 @ Tamambo Village Market

The itch
Date: October 31, 2015
Venue: Tamambo Village Market

October 27, 2015 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Equinox Flower (Higanbana), Oct. 31 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Equinox Flower (Higanbana)” which will be shown on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

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

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

The family of Hirayama Wataru, a business corporation executive, consists of 4 members, his wife, Kiyoko, eldest daughter, Setsuko, and second daughter, Hisako. Hirayama sympathises with Fumiko, the daughter and only child of his close friend, Mikami, who without the consent of her parents has set up house with her lover. But he does not agree to his own daughter Setsuko’s sudden request to marry a young man named Taniguchi. Hatsu, the owner of a ryokan style hotel in Kyoto which Hirayama patronizes, has comes across a marriage proposal for her daughter, Sachiko, and has come several times to Tokyo for consultation. Sachiko sympathises with Setsuko and helps to push along marriage plans for Setsuko before Taniguchi is transferred to Hiroshima. Hirayama vows he will not attend the wedding ceremony, but his wife finally persuades him to attend. On a trip to Kyoto, Hirayama hears from Sachiko that Setsuko is saddened by the cold attitude assumed by her father. Hirayama feels sorry for is daughter and feeling somewhat sheepish over his previous obstinacies, he heads for Hiroshima where his daughter is living her married life.

For more information on the movie, call 020-2898510; email or have a look at the Cinema Japan Page on

October 26, 2015 at 11:51 am Leave a comment

Film Screening: Living in Emergency, Nov. 25 2015 @ PAWA 254

living in emergency

You are invited to watch yet another breathtaking multiple award winning film at our monthly screening on 25th November from 6pm – 9pm at PAWA 254.

Please reserve your tickets here:

The entry is FREE!

Feel free to also donate whatever amount to support your choice of cause.


Bosnia. Rwanda. Kosovo. Sierra Leone. Pakistan. Just a few of the world’s humanitarian and political crises in the past years. Whether the result of war or nature, these disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the immense dangers and difficulties of the work, one organization, Doctors Without Borders, has continuously intervened at these front-lines of overwhelming human need.

Filmed in the war-zones of Liberia and Congo with unprecedented access to the field operations of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) , Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders follows four volunteer doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city.

Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out.

Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their own idealism.

Hoping to see you and your bunch of friends.

October 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

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