FILM: Nairobi Half-life

Director: David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga

Production Companies: One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films

Language: Swahili | Kikuyu | English

Duration:  96 min

Date: 27 June 2018

Venue: The Alchemist

Time: 7.00 pm

Entry: FREE

‘Nairobi Half Life does not boast an original premise. A young kid from rural Kenya with dreams of moving to the city (Nairobi) and becoming an actor.

What immediately differentiates it from other local films and a lot of international films is how it casts an unforgiving realistic eye on the protagonists’ life and actions. The movie does an excellent job of examining the underbelly of suffering and desperation in the country, from personal struggles of the youth to larger hurdles the nation is trying to leap; all the while narrating a story that will take you through a full range of genuine emotions before leaving you somewhat inspired and in some form of reflection.

The actors are commendable in their performances and … the storytelling is superb.’ Diasporadical

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with one of the actors.