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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?’
Arterial Network Kenya Catchup on Grants & Funds in the Creative Industry, Jun. 7 2014 @ Kuona Trust
While the creative industry is only just getting together and interacting across sectors a key cross-cutting challenge is project financing. Aside from personal savings and mainstream channels, creative setups in Kenya also opt for donor/development support and capacity building.
This month’s Catchup being held on Saturday 7th June, is at Kuona Trust Art Centre, off Dennis Pritt Rd, and is from 2pm-5pm and explores alternative growth opportunities for creative entrepreneurs.
Join us and our panel with Hivos, Ford Foundation, Keroche Foundation and others in sharing in these learnings this Saturday afternoon
For more info check us our Arterial Network Kenya FB page or tweet @ArterialKe
Kenya’s Songs of Protest: Documentary & CD Compilation Preview Concert, Jan. 31 2014 @ Alliance Française
Performance by: Just a Band, Sarabi, Eric Wainaina and Makadem
Hosted by: John Sibi-Okumu
The management at National Museums of Kenya (NMK) invites you to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Nairobi Gallery (Old PC’s Building) and the official opening of the Murumbi African Heritage Collection on;
Date: September 6, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Prior Reservation
A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values from America’s Fundamental Christian Right.
God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.
As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.
Through verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, the creator of The Call which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric.
It records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda. Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.
The Kwani? Manuscript Project calls for the submission of unpublished fiction manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora. The prize seeks fresh, original work that explores and challenges the possibilities of the novel.
The top 3 manuscripts will be awarded cash prizes:
1st Prize: 300,000 KShs (equivalent to $3500)
2nd Prize: 150,000 KShs
3rd Prize: 75,000 KShs
In addition Kwani? will publish manuscripts from across the shortlist and longlist, including the three winning manuscripts, as well as partnering with regional and global agents and publishing houses to create high profile international publication opportunities.
Winners will be announced in December 2012 at the Kwani? Litfest.
For more information go to: http://manuscript.kwani.org/
• Extended deadline for submissions: 17th September 2012.
• Word count 45,000-120,000 words
• Submissions should be adult literary or genre fiction (in the sense of not being ‘children’s fiction’)
• The work should be in English or ‘Englishes’
• The manuscript must be ‘new’ in the sense that it is ‘unpublished in book form’ (we will accept previously
published submissions if circulation has been under 500 copies and limited to one national territory)
• Eligible participants should have at least one parent born in an African country who holds citizenship of the same
• Please send submissions by email, attached as a WORD doc to email@example.com
This Kwani? Manuscript Project is made possible by the generous support of Lambent Foundation and Ford Foundation.
The Kwani? Manuscript Project was initially conceptualised after Kwani Trust received the Prince Claus Award in December 2010 for “establishing a dynamic platform for new voices in African Literature.” The award has provided seed money for this prize.
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24Nairobi is one of the most notable photo projects realized in Kenya for decades. Organized by Nick Ysenburg and with conceptual input from Binyavanga Wainaina and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, 13 photographers documented the very different and fascinating worlds of Nairobi over a 24-hour day and night cycle.
The photographs were accompanied by texts from 9 writers who have variously appeared in Kwani? publications. The exhibition, supported by Ford Foundation, was shown at the Nairobi National Museum and in a smaller show but with ommited photos (from the night section), at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi.
On this evening, the 24Nairobi book will be launched, published by Kwani Trust, and re-open the exhibition with an additional slide show: projected images in the darkened Auditorium of the Goethe-Institut.