Cinema Film Festival 24-28 February, 2010

Posted on February 24, 2010. Filed under: 1 |



‘In my Genes’ by Lupita Nyong’o

Mwaura says in the film ‘In My Genes’ that he had as a child dreamt of being black. He does not anymore. For then he would lose his identity and become one in the crowd. Anyone who has albinism in Kenya is called ‘mzungu’ which means white person in Swahili. One can never hide being Albino, never, blend. It is not just to deal with prejudice and the outside world but also all the health risks: sensitivity to the sun, the risk of blindness and skin cancer.

In the film, we meet eight people, both young and old, each with albinism. They argue with humour and integrity about their situation and how their lives are affected in terms ranging form alienation and diseases, sexuality, identity and love relationships.

Director: Lupita Nyong’o – Kenya

Friday 26th February 2010 at 17:30 – Klarabiografen
Saturday 27th Febraury 2010 at 11:00 – Bio Rio

‘Soul Boy’ by Hawa Essumans

Abil wakes up one morning at his home in Nairobi slums and discovers that his father’s soul has disappeared. The boy now has twenty-four hours in which to resdiscover the soul before it gets lost. A magical tale of a boy’s struggle, which is almost entirely shot in Kibera slums of Nairobi, one of the world’s largest slums.

Soul Boy is produced in cooperation with the German director Tom Tykwers (director of the kultförklararde Run Lola Run 1998). This photo is strance and beautiful and Hawa Essuman has created a story completely beyond the stereotypical images we are accustomed to see. A story full of love and hope.

Director: Hawa Essuman – Kenya

Saturday 27th Febraury 2010 at 11:00 – Bio Rio
Sunday 28th February 2010 at 15:00 – Zita

‘Pumzi’ by Wanuri Kahiu

A suggestive science-fiction movie about a future where every drop of water is valuable. It’s ben 35 years since World War III and living in a research institute under the earth somewhere in Kenya is the young woman Asha together with a group of survivors. Down there is every drop of water carefully to be, it it so be extracted from human body fluids. Above the earth there is no life left. But Asha’s dream is about to come true. ‘Pumzi’ means breath in Swahili.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu – Kenya

Saturday 27th Febraury 2010 at 11:00 – Bio Rio
Sunday 28th Febraury 2010 at
17:00 – Zita

From the Kenya Embassy Website


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