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Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa, Jun. 26-30 2017 @ Alliance Française & Goethe Institut


Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française & Goethe Institut

Udada na Siasa – A level playing field?
The Alliance Française Nairobi and the Goethe-Institut Kenya are presenting a series of activities on the topic of ‘Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa’ views from Germany, France and Kenya, from 26th to 30th June.

In a year, when all three countries Germany, France and Kenya have either held their General Elections or will be holding them, this French-German initiative, supported by the French-German Cultural Fund and the European Union Delegation in Kenya, will explore and compare the challenges encountered by women in decision making and political processes in the three countries.

Through panel discussions, digital art installations, twitter conversations, participatory puppet theatre performances and a multi-media film, artists, experts and the general public will reflect on the place of women in politics from the perspectives of the electorate and the politicians.

In France, after the second round of legislative elections on last Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament. It’s good news for equality: Women now hold 223 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly but still falls short of true equality in representation.

In Kenya, women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya’s powerful governor positions heralding a political breakthrough in a patriarchal society where women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism.

In Germany, although Angela Merkel has been in the office of the chancellor since 2005, only approximately 33 % of the members of the Federal German Parliament are women. The old idea that women should focus on Kinder, Kirche, und Küche—children, church, and kitchen – still holds sway in the country. The way to a political office is solely through engagement in the parties and the male dominated hierarchies. The sexist actions and utterances create a hostile atmosphere towards women, thus discouraging them from political engagement.

How can more progress be made towards a level playing field? Join us next week. For the full programme of activities, click here.

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June 23, 2017 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Screenings: European Film Festival, May 16-24 2017 @ Alliance Française & National Museum


Dates: May 16-24, 2017
Venues: Alliance Française & National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Free

Programme

Download the EFF Screening Schedule (pdf)

Week 1 – at Alliance Française (junction of Loita and Monrovia Streets, near the University of Nairobi)
15 May 19.30 Victoria (drama/crime), Germany/Austria – by invitation only
16 May 17.30 Young Offenders (comedy), Ireland
16 May 19.30 Teorie Tygra – Tiger Theory (comedy), Czech Republic
17 May 17.30 Hotell – Hotel (drama), Sweden
18 May 17.30 Cahier Africain – African notebook (documentary), Switzerland
18 May 19.30 Takaisin Pintaan – Diving into the Unknown (documentary), Finland
19 May 17.30 Les Chavaliers Blancs – The White Knights (drama), France
19 May 19.30 Notes on Blindness (documentary), United Kingdom
20 May 15.30 Labyrinthus (family), Belgium
20 May 17.30 Diamantes Negros – Black Diamonds (drama), Spain
20 May 19.30 Moje córki krowy – These Daughters of Mine (comedy), Poland
21 May 15.30 Karpuz Kabungundan Gemiler Yapmak – Boats of Watermelon Rinds (family), Turkey
21 May 17.30 S Tebou ma bavi Slovenko – From Slovakia with Love (documentary), Slovakia
21 May 19.30 De Surprise – The Surprise (comedy), Netherlands

Week 2 – at the National Museum of Kenya (Kipande Road, Westlands)
22 May 17.30 L’Oriana (drama), Italy
23 May 17.30 Tokyo Fianceé – (comedy), Belgium
23 May 19.30 Victoria – (drama/crime), Germany/Austria
24 May 19.30 Gatos não Têm Vertigens – Cats Don’t Have Vertigo (comedy), Portugal

More information, here

May 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

mary-ogembo-at-nmk
Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

About
Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.
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Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Critical Conversations: Reporting the plight of refugees in France, Germany & Kenya, Apr. 26 2016 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

One Image, Three Perspectives
Date and time: Tuesday 26th April 2016, 6.30 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

About
Journalists from France, Germany and Kenya will discuss the following questions. How is the refugee crisis presented by the media in France, Germany and Kenya? Who reports on which aspects and topics of the refugee crisis? Whose stories are told? What is the difference between the journalistic coverage in the three countries? Why is migration in many reports connected to questions of internal security and national defense?

The panel will be moderated by the Kenyan journalist and actor John Sibi-Okumu. The Kenyan participant will be Mohamed Adow, a Kenyan-Somalian journalist who is writing for Al Jazeera. The German contribution will be Katrin Lindner who is working for the German public-service television broadcaster ZDF. The French participant will be Andrea Palasciano who works for the French news agency AFP including the sector AFP Africa.

April 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

Migrants & Refugees: Perspectives from France, Germany and Kenya, Apr. 25 – May 3 2016 @ Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institut

Refugees and Migrants
Dates: April 25 – May 3, 2016
Venue: Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institut
Entry: Free

http://www.alliancefrnairobi.org/nairobi/migrantsrefugees/

April 20, 2016 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

World Cup Screening of France vs Nigeria Match, Jun. 30 2014 @ Alliance Française

France and Ghana
Date: June 30, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Free

June 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

World Cup Screening: France vs Swiss Match, Jun. 20 2014 @ Alliance Française Terrace

S and F at AF
Date: Friday, June 20 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Terrace
Time: 10 pm

June 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

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