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A funny & moving film about the world’s worst football team!
For the programme and more info. visit the festival’s website: http://slumfilmfestival.net/
Film Aid 7th Film Festival 2013 – The Right to Tell Our Stories, Aug. 21-23 2013 @ Alliance, Kibera & Mathare
Theme of the Festival: The Right to Tell Our Stories
The Mathare Youth Film Festival is the first of its kind in Kenya. MYFF is a youth film competition, but apart from the daily screenings, MYFF will also be a five day workshop, where youth from the Nairobi slums will be taught the essentials of filmmaking.
A key idea in MYFF is to screen films about slum/underdeveloped areas around the globe – from Indian slum suburbs and Mongolian ger camps to Brazilian Favelas and South African townships. The diversity and similarities of the films will shed some light on what life is like being young and living in a slum or underdeveloped area in 2012. The vision is to paint a more updated and less bleak picture of the lives of young people coping, enjoying and living in the slums of the world. For more information: http://myff.atspace.tv/
This is a call for submissions of films shot around or in a slum across the world. Feel free to get in touch with Andreas Juul Johansen: andreasjuuljohansen [at] @gmail.com for more information.
Festival Dates: September 22-29, 2012
Venues: Various [Alliance, the GoDown, Karura Forest, Mathare, Kangemi, Kibera, National Theatre, National Museum]
Tickets: Available at the festival venues & selected outlets
Samosa Festival ‘Unpacked’
Contrary to main assumption SAMOSA Festival is NOT a foodie event BUT a festival that was conceived with the idea of bringing Kenyan’s from all walks of life together to celebrate their cultures and heritage.
This festival is a biennial cultural platform which blends culture, music, poetry, art and drama to convey messages related to the cohesion and integration of our society.
Below is a list of events to look out for;
Moving Photography Exhibition: Kenya’s Beautiful People by Neil Thomas Sept. 20 – 29 @ All Festival Venues
Musical & Performance Workshops for Teenagers Sept. 20-21, 2012 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
Festival Curtain Raiser: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 22 2012 @ Alliance
Tickets: ksh 1,200
Outdoor Event/Community Tournament*: Samosa Play, Sept 23 2012 @ Karura Forest
This is an all Day Event which is Open to the public
Sponsors Night: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 24 2012 @ National Museum [Invite Only]
Samosa Mobile Cinema, Sept. 24-26 @ Mathare, Kangemi & Kibera respectively
Tides*: Cultural response to Corruption in Kenya, Sept. 25 2012 @ National Theatre
Tickets: Kshs 800
Hadithi*: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard
Tickets: Kshs 500
Concert in the Forest*: SAMOSA String & Sculpture, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest
Tickets: Kshs 1,500
Pigo la Moyo/Heartbeat of Kenya is her People*: Slum Drummers Vs Sidi Goma Vs Dhol Xtacy, Sept 29 2012 @ KICC
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1500, Students with ID Kshs 500 & children under 5 free
For additional information: Festival Website
Tel. contacts: 0728 SAMOSA 
FYI: SAMOSA stands for ‘South Asian Mosaic of Society and the Arts’
Dates: May 10-27, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Weekdays 5.30 & 7.30pm, Weekends 3, 5.30 & 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 50
For more info: Facebook event page
Participating Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
Full programme and synopsis of all movies available on the Alliance Francaise website:
For the first time the organizing committee will be presenting community screening in Kibera, Mathare and Korogocho in collaboration with Hot Sun Foundation
The Danish film, Kidnappet (Lost in Africa) which was shot on location in Kibera has been choosen for free community screenings on Saturdays (May 12, 19 & 26)
PUBLIC COMPETITION FOR A PAINTED MURAL ON A RENTED GHETTO WALL
The wall portrayed and detailed on this poster has been rented in order to be painted by an artist. It is located in Mathare Valley, Nairobi, at an important open space alongside Juja Road. This open space and the wall are an urban landmark for many villages in Mathare and for passengers and passers-by using Juja Road. The idea is to hold an open competition among local artists asking for proposals for an artistic painting to be executed on this wall. It’s a free-theme competition: artists are not being requested to include any particular content on their proposals. The winner will be chosen through popular vote: a Voting Day will be organised in which the different proposals will be displayed on the wall and Mathare dwellers and passers-by will choose the one they like by giving it a vote. The most voted proposal will be actually painted on the wall and it will last until the renting time has expired.
Artists interested in participating are requested to follow the conditions stated below:
1. This poster works as a sketchbook and as the competition’s ‘application form’: artists need to collect two (2) copies of this poster in order to illustrate their proposals on it: on one copy using the picture on the front, on the other one using the technical drawing at the back. It is not allowed to use only one poster. Even if is an unavoidable condition to present the ideas using this poster, bigger drafts can be submitted not exceeding 85cms long and keeping the wall’s proportions as they appear on this technical drawing.
2. Proposals need to be realistic: artists need to prove the feasibility of actually painting their ideas. Any proposal considered unpractical will be disqualified.
3. It is highly recommended to visit the wall before developing the proposals.
4. An only prize of 27,000/- (twenty seven thousands) Kenyan Shillings will be given to the winner plus daily allowances while painting
the mural; the winner artist is committed to actually paint the wall as part of the conditions of participating in this competition.
Additional clarifications and information about where to submit proposals at these phones: 0710292966-0714145561