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Screenings: Udada Film Festival, Oct. 24-28 2016 @ Kenya National Theatre & Pawa 254 Hub

Dates: October 24-28, 2016
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 10 am – 8 pm (October 25-27, 2016)
Entry: Free

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.

October 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Spring Snow, Oct. 29 2016 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Spring Snow” which will be shown on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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
Time: 2:00p.m.
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 [] 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;

October 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Photo & Film Exhibition: My Camera My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Until Oct. 31 2016 @ the National Museum

My Camera My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon | Photo via the NMK

My Camera My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon | Photo via the NMK

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.

October 10, 2016 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Leo Movie Screening, Oct. 8 2016 @ Nairobi National Museum

Date: Saturday, 8 October 2016
Venue: Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: KES 500 – Guests, KES 400 for KMS Member

RSVP: 0724 255 299 or

September 30, 2016 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

Space – A Digital Art Festival, Oct. 4-8 2016 @ Goethe Institut and the Shifteye Gallery

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

September 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Movies from the South – Iran, Cuba & Venezuela, Sept. 27-29 2016 @ Alliance Française

Dates: September 27-29, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

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

September 23, 2016 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Screening: Lusophone Film Fest. meets NY Portuguese Short Film Festival, Sept. 24 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Date: September 24, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: from 5 pm
Entry: Free

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.

The event is free of charge. More info in and

September 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm Leave a comment

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