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Documentary Screening: The Last Safari, Sept. 7 2015 @ Alliance Française

TLS movie poster lo res
Date and Time: Monday, September 7th, 6:00 pm
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Free Entry

About
The award winning documentary, The Last Safari, will have it’s first public screening in Nairobi at Alliance Francais, Monday, September 7th, at 6:00 pm followed by a Q&A with the director and the film’s subject, Liz Gilbert.
Set in Kenya, the film documents Gilbert’s journey across the Great Rift Valley with an unlikely group of safari first-timers in search of Kenya’s traditional culture. Dodging everything form bullets to floods along the way, Gilbert and the Kenya crew learn some hard lessons about a rapidly changing continent.

Tickets are free and you can view the trailer at: https://vimeo.com/71561764

September 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Music | Culinary Art | Fashion: Africa Nouveau Festival, Sept. 5-6 2015 @ Ngong Racecourse

AN Festival
Dates: September 5-6, 2015
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: from 12 noon till late
Tickets: Seasonal Ticket KES 2,500 and daily pass KES 1,500

Download Africa Nouveau Festival Guide

September 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Screening: God Loves Uganda, Aug. 26 2015 @ Mageuzi Hall – Pawa 254 Hub

God Loves Uganda

Docubox, in partnership with PAWA 254, will screen, God Loves Uganda, on Wednesday August 26 2015 at Mageuzi hall from 6.00pm sharp.

Entrance is absolutely FREE.

August 13, 2015 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Screening: The Marshall of Finland and Malika, Aug. 16 2015 @ Mageuzi Theatre – Pawa 254

the Marshall of Finland
Date: August 16, 2015
Venue: Mageuzi Theatre – Pawa 254
Time: 2 and 5.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300

August 13, 2015 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

Koch Festival 2015: Celebrating Street Democracy, Aug. 10-16 2015 @ Various

Koch Festival
Dates: August 10-16, 2015
Venue: Various

August 10, 2015 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

Screenings and Discussions: Why Poverty Documentary Series, Jul. 6-10 2015 @ Alliance Française

Why Poverty
Dates: July 6-10, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Free Entry

About
The ‘Why Poverty’ documentary series is a project that was initiated and produced by Steps International, a non-profit organization that combines documentaries, new media and outreach to get millions of people talking about big issues. 5 long films and 21 short films from all around the world aim to deepen our understanding of the underlying causes of poverty and inequality.

Mon. 6 July at 6.30 pm
‘Poor Us’ – an animated history: Do we know what Poverty is?
The film takes us on a journey through history and poverty, examining attitudes, drivers and solutions from the early hunter gatherers to today’s financial meltdown.

Related short films include ‘God is Rain: Kenya: what happens when the water runs out?’, ‘Whose land: Mali: Land grab or business opportunity?’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 1: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’ and ‘OK Brothers: India: worst job in the world’

Tue. 7 July at 6pm
‘Stealing Africa’ – How much profit is fair?
Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.
Related short films include ‘Sea Gypsies: Malaysia: the cost of tourism’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 2: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’, ‘Coal Boy: India: digging to the other end of the world?’and ‘The Barrel: Venezuela: sink or swim?’

Wed. 8 July at 6pm
‘Solar Mamas’ – Are women better at getting out of poverty?
Rafea attends the Barefoot College in India that takes uneducated women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers. The film follows Rafea as she finds that qualifying at the college is the first of many challenges.
Related short films include ‘The Thread: Uruguay: can microfinance fix a 15th birthday?’, ‘Afghan Girl: Do we know what poverty is?’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 3: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’, ‘A Beggar’s Loan: Bangladesh: from begging to business?’ and‘Miseducation: South Africa: What would you risk to get an education?’

Thu. 9 July at 6pm
‘Park Avenue’ – Money, Power and the American Dream: How much inequality is too much?’
Park Ave, New York City is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population need food stamps and children are twenty times more likely to be killed. In the last thirty years, inequality has rocketed in the US. While the richest lobby Capitol Hill for friendly legislation, the poorest are left asking what happened to the American Dream?
Related short films include ‘New Poor: Spain: who are the new poor?’, ‘Maua surroundings: Brazil: a new way to fight homelessness’,‘Lullaby: Germany: do the poor sleep well?’, ‘The crisis and the sunglasses: Greece: is anyone safe from poverty?’ and ‘Mama Illegal:Moldova: love or money?’

Fri. 10 July at 6pm
‘Land Rush’ – How do you feed the world?
The population of Mali comprises 75 per cent farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali’s land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. Can Mali’s farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?
Related short films include ‘Waste: Global: why can’t we feed the world’, ‘Morris’ Bag: Kenya: can you feed a family out of bag?’ and‘Hunger for Profit: USA/Kenya: how can you make money out of hunger?’

July 3, 2015 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Screening: Lusophone Film Festival, Jul. 4 2015 @ Goethe Insitut Auditorium

11 JULY poster
Date: July 4, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: from 5 pm
No Cover Charge

About
The eleventh edition of the Lusophone Film Fest of Nairobi will be on the 4-July as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. We will have a short, an animation, and the first feature film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest countries in the World. we’ll showcase:

– Eyes of the lighthouse (Portugal, 2010, Pedro Serrazina)
In a rocky island exposed to the elements, a lighthouse keeper lives alone with his daughter. With no other company, the girl develops a unique complicity with the sea, which brings her toys to the shore. Following the rhythm of the waves, these objects will unveil previous events, memories that the tide cannot erase…

– Sandwich (Brazil, 2000, Jorge Furtado)
A Brazilian pantomime playing with the relation between reality and film by the same director of Isle of Flowers. A couple’s last moments, their meetings, separations and a sandwich

– Beatriz’s War (Timor-Leste, 2013, Luigi Acquisto/Bety Reis)
The first fiction film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest nations in the World. 16 years after Beatriz’s husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?

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 film fest started in March 2014 in Nairobi and has since expanded to Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Bangkok (Thailand).

The event is free of charge. More info in https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest

June 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

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