Nairobi Half Life

Mwas sells videos in the streets of his countryside hometown in Kenya. His strategy of reenacting scenes from the movies helps his business along and makes him a unique character. The young man moves to Nairobi as to pursue his aim of becoming an actor. Only after living through a variety of lessons that the big city has to teach does the naive boy find friendship and „A Life“ as he says, in gang-criminality. Still he doesn‘t lose sight of his dream.

Kenya/Germany 2012
Regie: David „Tosh“ Gitonga
96 min, DCP, Farbe, OmU

2013, Archive, Audience Award Winner, Audience Competition, Feature Film, Fiction Film Award, Fiction Film Competition, International Competition

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