Kenya

LATITUDE – CONTEMPORARY SHORT FILMS FROM AFRICA

MAHLA (Dario Fonseca, Mozambique) 29 min

THE ABYSS BOYS (Jan-Hendrik Beetge, Südafrika) 26 min

CRIES AT NIGHT (Oshosheni Hiveluah, Namibia) 13 min

BLOODSTONES (Didi Cheeka, Nigeria) 19 min

PUMZI (Wanuri Kahiu, Kenia) 20 min PRESTIGE (Walid Tayaa, Tunesien) 24 min

THE CAMERA (Julius Morno, Nigeria) 11 min

BIDENAM: THE HOPE OF A VILLAGE (Gentile M. Assih, Togo) 23 min

THE PAINTER (Winnie Gamisha, Uganda) 24 min

Africa 2010
Regie: various
3h 20min, Video, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
In Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut München
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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
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VEVE

in VEVE, but also justice, fatherly responsibilities and love. ‘VEVE’ means the natural drug khat and this debut film revolves around the lives of many Kenyans. Kenzo wants to avenge his father. The power-hungry khat dealer Amos leads an election campaign in the style of Obama, and the farmers organise themselves against his exploitation. At the end, we see that everyone’S lives are intertwined and the power is only borrowed.

K/D 2014
Regie: Simon Se’ydou Mukali
94 min, Colour, DCP, Original with German subtitles
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