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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

Opportunity/Call for Applications: Film Critic & Journalism Workshop, by Feb. 9 2014 for Mar. 31 to Apr. 11 2014

The producers of the ONE FINE DAY FILM Workshops (NAIROBI HALF LIFE, SOMETHING NECESSARY, SOUL BOY) will be running a Film Critic workshop in Nairobi.

For those interested find the application link here. // OFDF Film Critic Application

NB: Applications close on February 9, 2014

January 22, 2014 at 8:50 am Leave a comment

Call for Application: One Fine Day Film Workshop 2013, by May 1 2013

Apply for the One Fine Day Film Workshop programme 2013 Film Department Training

Treasuring African stories and wanting to enable young talented film-makers to reach a larger amount of viewers, the independent film production company ONE FINE DAY FILMS developed with DW-AKADEMIE and GINGER INK a training workshop concept called One Fine Day Film Workshop. It provides the instruction of amateur film-makers in various departments by professional filmmakers, as well as the realization of a feature film as an on the job training that conveys film making in practice.

During the workshop a chosen group of talented young African film-makers will get in contact with professional film-makers from all over the world who are pleased to share their know-how and knowledge with them.

Module 1 – Film Department Training

Module 2 – Feature Film Workshop (Film making and post production module)

APPLY NOW – Guidelines and Application download here.
The completed application form must be received by May 1st 2013 at

Full information here:

February 7, 2013 at 3:27 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

Movie screening: Soul Boy, Aug 6 2011 @ Kifaru House

Enjoy a unique evening watching a movie under the stars and supporting Kenyan movie talent.

SOUL BOY – Directed by Hawa Essuman
Where: Kifaru House off Kanjata Rd. House with Rhino on gate (see map below)
When: August 6th 2011
Gates open at 2pm for relaxed drinks and nyama choma; movie starts at 7pm
Popcorn, bar, nyama choma, live DJ
Advance tickets 800Ksh, gate tickets 1000ksh

July 29, 2011 at 3:13 am 1 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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