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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
Dance for Sale plays at the interstices between public and private spaces, between the logics of the state and that of the market. Where is dance located? Who decides what is to be shown? What stages does a piece have to go through before it gets to the public?
Dance for Sale researches dance as a product. The “business with art” is the focus of its choreography. Grupo Oito, a collective of independent artists that was founded by Ricardo de Paula in 2006, invites the audience to a dance market and leaves them in a space negotiating the price of art. The principle is simple: those who pay first, watch the performance. The rest stay outside and get another chance. Dance for Sale is a dance market! Like all good markets, it is always searching for new products. With the main goal to keep the products updated, Grupo Oito offers a platform where dancers from different backgrounds and cultures interact and exchange experiences and movement.
Grupo Oito’s dancers Laura Alonso, Caroline Alves, Zé de Paiva, Ricardo de Paula, Natalie Riedelsheimer, and Miro Wallner will give a workshop and develop the show together with several Kenyan dancers.
An event in cooperation with Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH.
The Nairobi Performance Series is a production platform that aims to support new productions and cross-disciplinary working methods. The series will be held four times a year, each edition showcasing new works. The series is a model about responding, innovating and creating new contexts for quality artistic dance production.
The Nairobi Performance Series provides an opportunity for the performers and creators to develop new ideas, pursue local and international collaborative projects and build on their collective skills and experience to find new working modes in an ever changing environment of technology. The series aims to bring together multiple dance artists and participants who work in diverse art forms or contexts.
The programme is curated by Kefa Oiro and Moturi Kebaya.
Interested individuals on the above should attend to a gathering on;
Date: March 21, 2015
Venue: iHub – Bishop Magua Building 4th Floor
Time: 1-4 pm
Join young Kenyan writers – Ndiritu Wahome and Ciku Kimeria as they discuss their books, chat with members of the audience at a session titled “Conversation with African writers” at the Goethe Goethe-Institut Nairobi on Thursday March 19th 2015 from 6pm.
First 100 people to rsvp to the event via fb (https://www.facebook.com/events/1059580684055976/) will be eligible for a KES 100 discount on the book price at the event.
The session will be moderated by acclaimed Kenyan poet, journalist, writer of fiction, and critic – Khainga o’okwemba.
ON THE WRITERS….
Ndiritu is a writer who first started writing at the age of thirteen. At 19, immediately after high school, he published a volume of poetry: ‘The Voice from a Young Man under the Burning African Sun.’
As a young writer, he is passionate about the art of writing, and other forms of creative arts. Ndiritu believes that you can become anything you want on earth, as long as you have the willpower, determination, and passion to train the mind. When he is neither reading nor writing, he is actively swimming and lazing on the beach gazing at the meandering blue waves of the ocean.
His latest work is a collection of short stories titled The sad artist and other fairy tales
Ciku lives and works in Kenya as a consultant focusing on international development issues at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys writing and traveling. She loves people, learning different languages, experiencing new cultures and various other art forms in addition to writing – singing, playing the guitar etc.
She is particularly fascinated by the universality of human emotions and enjoys reading books about people whose culture she knows little about. She hopes to use her work to reach more people with stories about Kenyan people that they can relate to – even if they do not know much about Kenya.
She holds a BSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She speaks English, Kiswahili and German, and is currently learning French. She is also a travel blogger – Thekenyanexplorer
Her novel “Of goats and poisoned oranges” is a tantalizing tale of betrayal, deceit, greed, corruption, love and revenge that will leave you reeling. Readers have described it as “Wicked, funny, poignant, wacky, human, a big ball of fun and danger”, “A unique and captivating book”, “Fun and intriguing”, “Impossible to put down once you start reading.”
The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of our work in the field of contemporary art. We aim at working with artists from Kenya that have an advanced and innovative approach and often commission them to produce new work. Since 2008, we have exhibited more than 40 artists, the last being a show by Paul Onditi.
Chokora Wear is a contemporary fashion research project that explores how fashion can be used as a vehicle to reclaim a hidden culture or identity. As Chokora Wear enters its 3rd season, this edition focuses on the phenomenon of the “MA-LOOK”, in other terms the “KOOL”, and explores what it means to be cool, feel cool and been seen cool. Just as the previous ones this edition shall unveil different modes of dressing, like official wear, casual wear, street wear, etc.
Maasai Mbili is a community based artist group which was founded in Kibera slum, Nairobi in 2001. The M2 collective is engaged in contemporary art programs as well as in community outreach projects and workshops with children, in which Fine Arts are used as an interactive communication medium between artists and other community members.
Curated by Mbuthia Maina