Posts tagged ‘Alliance Francaise Auditorium’
Films in Portuguese with English sub-titles
THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER, 7pm – ‘NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS’ by Kleber Mendonça Filho 2012, 2h11
Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in Recife takes an unexpected turn on the arrival of a private security firm. Its presence brings a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear.
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘A DOG’S WILL’ by Guel Arraes, 2000, 1h44
Comedy about the escapades of the cowardly João Grilo and the sly Chicó, poor but resourceful guys who make their slim livelihood by fooling and cheating people.
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 7.30pm – ‘ME, YOU, THEM’ by Guel Arraes 2000, 1h44
A true story that comically portrays the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, all of whom live in the same house in a poor and arid village in the Brazilian Northeast.
SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘LISBELA AND THE PRISONER’ by Jayme Monjardim 2003, 1h46
A tale of love and larceny as a young woman engaged to marry her well-meaning boyfriends suddenly develops second thoughts having met a traveling showman.
SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘CAPTAINS OF THE SANDS’ by Cecilia Amado 2011, 1h36
This beautiful film follows the dreams and adventures of a gang of street kids. They survive together based on brotherhood and discover love when a young orphan girl joins them.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘CINEMA, ASPIRINS AND VULTURES’ by Marcelo Gomes 2005, 1h39
Two outcasts wander the back roads of Brazil looking for different kinds of escape. A salesman who fled Germany to avoid being drafted in WWII and a rural Brazilian who becomes his assistant.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘LOWER CITY’ by Sérgio Machado 2005, 1h38
Lifelong friendship between two men is threatended on the arrival of Karina, a dancer and a prostitute.
Screening: 3 Recent Productions Inc. Ririkana – on PEV, Nov. 24 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium
Date: Monday, November 24 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
‘THE POWER OF COLLABORATION’ – An evening of film discussion by Light Box
Light Box is a human-centred, design-based Kenyan film production company. Its tagline is ‘to inspire and uplight a generation through film’.
It presents 3 recent productions: ‘Ririkana’ (Victims of PEV, forgotten by the public and politicians), ‘Let’s play pretend’ (a university girl discovers the depth of deception and betrayal, film written and developed by Moi University students) and ‘Christmas Morning’ (Christmas and Kevin’s 17th birthday. Kevin must decide what kind of a man he will become).
All films will be followed by a panel discussion
Mon. 10 November: ‘Big Men’ by Rachel Boynton, 2013, 99 min (US)
A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, Big Men reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana.
Panelists: John Githongo (INUKA Trustee), Gladwell Otieno (AFRICOG) and Paul Goldsmith
Moderator: Otsieno Namwaya (Human Rights Watch)
Tue. 11 November: ‘Private Violence’ Tue. 11 Nov. by Cynthia Hill, 2013, 81 min (US)
Private Violence follows the story of two survivors who have left their abusers only to face systems that fail, judge, marginalize and blame them for the violence to which they have been subjected.
Panelists: Christine Ochieng (FIDA-Kenya) and Prof. Wambui Mwangi
Moderator: Monica Tabengwa (Human Rights Watch)
Wed. 12 November: ‘Born this Way’ by Shaun Kadlec & Deb Tullmann, 2012, 84 min (Cameroon)
The film follows the lives of four gay Cameroonians. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hiddencamera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality
Panelists: Njeri Gatheru (National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and Neela Ghoshal (Human Rights Watch)
Thu. 13 November: ‘A Quiet Inquisition’ by Alessandra Zeka & Holen Sabrina Kahn, 2014, 65 min (US)
At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman’s life.
Panelists: Evelyne Opondo (Center for Reproductive Rights) and Dr Joachim Osur (Amref Health Africa)
Moderator: Laetitia Bader (Human Rights Watch)
Friday 14 November ‘Watchers of the Sky’ by Edet Belzberg, 2011, 114 min (US)
The film interweaves five stories of remarkable courage; compassion and determination taking one on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.
Panelists: Muthoni Wanyeki (Amnesty International) and Dr. Godfrey Musila, law lecturer (University of Nairobi)
Moderator: Hanan Salah (Human Rights Watch)
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.
The 4th edition in Nairobi will bring to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
All films will be followed by a panel discussion.