Most of you must have heard about this movie already and many like myself are dying to watch it. It has been nominated for the Oscars. Shot in Nairobi and acted by Kenyans produced in cooperation with the DW Akademie.
The movie involves a young, aspiring actor from mashambani in Kenya who dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity.
He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairobbery as he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul. Luck, or the lack, of it brings him face to face with two groups of downtown crooks and he forms a friendship with a young small time gang leader who takes him in.
He is quickly drawn into a new world of theft and violence, even as he still tries to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a contest for him as he struggles to survive in this unknown world called Nairobi.
It will be showing this October in Germany, the list is below with the towns, venue and dates. It was launched in Nairobi a few weeks ago. So bado mko mbele if you watch it next month.
11.10.12 – LÜBECK, Kino Koki 8:30 p.m.
12.10.12 – HAMBURG, Abaton 8:00 p.m.
14.10.12 – OLDENBURG, Cine k 11:00 a.m.
14.10.12 – BIELEFELD, Kamera 7:00 p.m.
15.10.12 – MÜNSTER, Cinema 8:00 p.m.
16.10.12 – BONN, Bonner Kinemathek 7:00 p.m.
17.10.12 – KÖLN, Filmforum NRW 7:00 p.m.
19.10.12 – HEILBRONN, Universum-Arthaus Kinos 8:00 p.m.
20.10.12 – FREIBURG, Kino Koki 7:30 p.m.
21.10.12 – STUTTGART, Atelier am Bollwerk 3:30 p.m.
22.10.12 – MÜNCHEN, City Kinos 7:00 p.m.
23.10.12 – WÜRZBURG, Central Programmkino 6:00 p.m.
24.10.12 – NÜRNBERG, Cinecitta (TBA)
26.10.12 – LEIPZIG, Passage 7:30 p.m.