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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.
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
Hawi Odingo and the Nairobi City Players make a comeback after an absence of almost 20 years. Hawi will direct a highly entertaining, provocative and satirical piece of drama that uses powerful imagery, music and storytelling as well as flashback to openly discuss that most embarrassing and taboo sexual condition afflicting many men, known in medical circles as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). This one act play is written by Dr. JPR Ochieng, a research scientist by training, who has had a distinguished life in theatre excelling as an actor, director and writer. He was at the forefront in pioneering the use of theatre to raise public awareness on health matters with his play ‘Beer’ which openly discussed the HIV/AIDS pandemic back in 1987.
Suitable for a mature audience
A breathtaking performance by Eric Longequel and Guillaume Martinent, winners of the Young Circus Talent Prize in 2009/10. The duo has developed its own juggling rules where there are no catches, nor objects, the rubber bodies of the dancers engaging in physical movements that are midway between the Japanese ‘butoh’ dance, hip hop dance and slapstick. Precise, flexible and virtuosic, the duo display a dazzling vitablity in a performance that is challenging, fresh, raw and full of finesse.
The group is on a Pan-African tour supported by Institut Française, the French agency for cultural cooperation.
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