Thursday, 23 August 2012

NAIROBI HALF LIVE TO LAUNCH


Come August 30, Nairobi Half Life will be launched at Westgate Cinema.
Here is a synopsis....
Nairobi also known as ‘Nairoberry’ is a city of hard knocks and hustlers, where in Kiambu, life is all about farming and not much else. A new life begins for Mwas as he embarks on his journey to Nairobi, filled with hope and uncertainties.

Attacked by a group of muggers, he loses all his belongings, where he quickly learns why the city is nicknamed, Nairobbery. Luck or the lack of it brings him face to face with the city’s criminals and he forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in.

He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to purse his dreams of becoming an actor. His drive and soft spoken nature are his best resources but keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for him as he goes through this unknown world called Nairobi. His determination is encouraging and he’s true testament is that what stands between us and our goals is US.

Kenyan actor Joseph Wairimu was named best actor in the just concluded Durban International Film Festival for his role in Nairobi Half Life. The jury described him as charming and transcends both comedy and drama. His performance embodies the hunger of Kenyan youth hoping to carve out better lives for themselves. From the producers of SOUL BOY the film is directed by Tosh Gitonga and staring Joseph k Wairimu, Olwenya Maina and Nancy Wanjiku Karanja.

The One Fine Day Films workshop program enables Filmmakers from all over the African continent to enhance their existing knowledge and widen their perspective on an international level. The Workshops are a partnership project between the DW Akademie, ONE FINE DAY FILMS and GINGER INK. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Film & Medienstiftung NRW, the Geothe-Institut Nairobi and ARRI Film & TV Services.

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