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Screening: Soul Boy – A Film by Hawa Essuman, Mar. 12 2014 @ Purdy Arms Restaurant– Karen

Soul Boy
KMS and Purdy Arms present ‘Movies under the Stars’ – Soul Boy. A Rotterdam Film Festival Audience Award Winner.

Date: March 12, 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms, Marula Lane – Karen
Time: 6.45 for 7.15 pm
Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or

Soul Boy is a captivating Kenyan-German co-production shot in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa.
Abila, a 14 year old boy, sets out on a quest to save his father, who has gambled his soul away to a witch. His friend Shiku offers to help him… will they succeed?

This movie transforms the mysteries and myths of this multi-faceted social microcosm into a modern day fairy tale.

Full info here Soul Boy Film poster


March 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Six and the City, Sept. 13-15 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

Six and the City
Six and the City is a theatre project dedicated to the city we live in: Nairobi. A vibrant, eccentric, extreme city made of different and contradictory worlds. Goehte Institut asked six writers to portray this elusive city in form of a short theatre piece. All plays are staged for a theatre evening in front of Nairobi’s skyline, on PAWA254’s terrace.

Dates: September 13-15, 2013
Venue: PAWA 254, Africa Alliance of YMCA Building, State House Crescent
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: KShs 500

Six and the City was originally developed by Stephan Bruckmeier and Petra Weimer for the television tower Stuttgart. Together with Bruckmeier, Goethe Institut enhanced the idea for Nairobi and have commissioned six writers with the six pieces: Billy Kahora, Parseleo Kantai, Andia Kisia, Tony Mochama, Kevin Mwachiro, and Valentine Njoroge.

The dating issues of a modern Kenyan woman, politicians who can’t sing the national anthem, sugardaddys and university girls, the true story of a beggar, mistaken gender identities, several thugs, freaks, and a vibrator are just some ingredients of this unconventional theatre evening.

Coordinated by Hope Theatre Nairobi, in cooperation with Mwajuma Bahati, it stages Pauline Akinyi, Terry Awiti, Dansoye Denge, Mwajuma Bahati, Constant Hore, Hana Kefela, Joe Kinyua, David Nawieri, Marrianne Nungo, and Telley Savalas Otieno.

The directors are Hawa Essuman, Anthony Ndungu and Carol Odongo.

September 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Performance: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Feb. 28 2013 @ MJ Centre

the vagina monologues
Date: February 28, 2013
Venue: MJ Centre
Time: 6.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000.

Available at the following outlets:

1. Vivo at the Junction Mall (Ground Floor near The ArtCaffe)
2. Bookstop at Yaya Centre (2nd Floor)
3. The Sarit Centre Information Desk (Ground Floor)
5. MPesa to 0707 305365 (Your ticket will be kept for you at the door).

Ticket proceeds to WRAP* – The Women’s Rights Awareness Programme.

Cast includes
Pinky Ghelani, Savane Kemoli, Aleya Kassam, Lorna Irungu, Wanuri Kahiu, June Gachui, Patricia Kihoro, Suzanne Gachukia, Mumbi Kaigwa, Kaz, Patricia Amira, Mkamzee Chao Mwatela, Seroun Wang’ombe, Njeri (Cathi) Ngugi, Lorna Dias, Hawa Essuman, Chichi Seii, Mo Pearson

February 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Movie: Soul Boy, Feb 29 2012 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

Soul Boy (2010)
Director: Hawa Essuman
Abila, a 14 year old boy who lives in Kibera, sets out on an adventurous journey trying to save his father’s soul.

The movie is part of the series “Know Kenya More Through Film” – every last Wednesday of each month, January through may, 2012.
Doors open 6:45, screening at 7pm.
Charges: 500ksh non members, 400ksh members, 200ksh students

February 24, 2012 at 4:18 am Leave a comment

New Kenyan Movie Premiere: Soul Boy, from Mar 4 2010 @ Kibera & Silverbird Cinemas

Soul Boy won the Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival

It will be screened in Kibera today March 4th from 6pm. It will then be released at Silverbird movie theatres.

Update: Soul Boy will be playing March 6 – 19, every day at 7pm at Silverbird Prestige Plaza

Soul Boy is an outstanding new feature film that comes out of a Kenyan-German co-production and was shot in Kibera. Soul Boy was filmed by the Kenyan-Ghanaian Hawa Essuman alongside the German director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Perfume, The International). The film script was developed by Billy Kahora of Kwani? and Tom Tykwer, transforming the mysteries and myths of this multi-faceted social microcosm into a modern fairytale story. The soundtrack features music by Princess Jully and Mr. Abbas. Soul Boy will be one of the best films to come out of Kenya. It is the first result of a project by One Fine Day Films, an alternative film production company that follows the non-profit society One Fine Day e.V., the local production company Ginger Ink, the film equipment manufacturer Arri München, the Göteborg International Film Festival and Goethe-Institut Nairobi. In this project, every year, an experienced filmmaker produces a feature film with a small team of professional crew and a much larger staff of young trainees from East Africa. Professional knowledge and perspectives are shared and acquired during the direct partnership on set. Every department gets one overall responsible person and several trainees that are involved in all creative and organizational steps.

How to get to the Kibera Screening:

Either take a KBS or CitiHoppa Bus number 32 from the General Post Office on Kenyatta Avenue going to Kibera and get off at the Kibera Terminal where they turn around. From there, proceed along the tarmac road for about 3 minutes by foot until you see a big screen on your left, directly next to the road.
Alternatively, if you want to come with your own car, go along Ngong Road and take a left turn just before Prestige Plaza. From there basically go straight all the way along Kibera Drive, till you reach the end of the estate, where the huts and houses stop and you cross a small stream. Directly to the left of the road there will be a big screen. Cars can be parked along the road. Security will be provided.

March 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm 6 comments

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