3 Short African Documentary Films - Yellow Fever; Gods, Weeds and Revolution; As I Am.
Fri, Aug 29. 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Docubox - The East African Documentary Film Fund Nairobi, Kenya
Esteemed Documentary Film lovers, we had a blast at the last screening of ‘First Comes Love’ by Nina Davenport. Those who watched it know that we can’t share openly what happened, and if we did, there would be so many gaps. This time round, bring a friend and enjoy what we have lined up for you. On Friday, 29th of August 2014, at Shalom House, off Ng’ong Rd., we shall screen 3 short African documentary films which have won awards and have created a buzz on film festival circuits. Yellow Fever by our very own, Ng’endo Mukii, explores the globalization of beauty ideals and its impact on African women’s self-image. This film demonstrates colourism’s relevance to important conversations concerning our social and political consciousness. Watch our first screening of an animated Documentary at Starry Nights Trailer. http://nmukii.wix.com/art02#!yellow-fever/cxiy Yellow Fever recently was awarded the Best Short Experimental Film award by BlackStar Film Festival. The second film, ‘Gods, Weeds and Revolution’ by Meryam Joobeur follows a young woman as she returns to Tunisia and comes to terms with her grandfather’s failing memory and the country’s dark past under dictatorship. It is a documentary that explores the director's inner reflections and memories in the aftermath of the 2010 Tunisian Revolution and a meditation on time and change. This is a mid-length poetic documentary that explores the lives of three men in an attempt to understand the relationship we all have with memory and mortality. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zTKX_gAJJk We shall keep you posted on our third film, ‘As I Am’.