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Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
July 30, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Edward Njenga: A Son’s Dedication (1962 – 2013 ceramics collection)
Leonard Kateete: Humanity through My Eyes (paintings of African traditional communities)
Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
September 28-October 31, 2013
Korean painter Nam Eunju with paintings inspired by her Kenyan experience.
Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
October 28, 2013; 6.00PM
70th Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)
Screening and discussing Süsses Gift/SWEET POISON, an 89-minute film made in 2011 by Peter Heller of Germany.
Looking at three development aid projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Mali,Süsses Gift poses some disturbing questions on ‘development aid’ that appears not to be making much difference in target areas despite colossal amounts of money (US$600 Billion = 463 Billion Euros = Sh51,000,000,000,000,000) having been sunk into Africa over the past 50 years.
Prominent “celebs” of the entertai nment industry, such as Bono, Bob Geldorf, Angelina Jolie and Madonna continue to put pressure on western politicians to pump even more development ‘aid’ into Africa. Now, an ever-increasing number of African economic experts and sociologists have begun criticising this flood of ‘aid’.
SWEET POISON, follows the voices of protest that are being raised in Africa. Working in cooperation with scholars and journalists from West and East Africa, the film attempts to present the problems of development aid from an “African” perspective. Dr Helmut Danner, former Director of the German “Hanns Seidel Foundation” in Nairobi, is expected to introduce the film and discuss it with the Forum.
LKSff, that prides itself in seeking, identifying and presenting new talents in film on the global platform, is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and new talent spotted.
LKSff is held every last Monday of the month throughout the year; it is part of the Lola Kenya Screen (LKS) audiovisual media festival, skill-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region.
The initiative of ComMattersKenya/ArtMatters.Info in conjunction with Goethe-Institut, LKSff is a specialised platform for practitioners in the eastern Africa audiovisual media sector.
LKSff is aimed at critiquing, encouraging and exploring ways of integrating film production in Kenya and eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a vibrant film industry.
Mtoni Palace Ruins, Zanzibar, Tanzania
October 25-27, 2013
Fashion Week Zanzibar
Some 25 designers are expected to present their exclusive designs to an estimated audiences of 400 fashion lovers.
Details on fashionweekzanzibar.com.
Nairobi National Museum/Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
November 4-9, 2013
Film Africa Documentary Festival (Film Africa Doc Fest)
This is the first edition of what Charles Peter Asiba, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the initiative says shall be ‘the premier documentary festival in the East African region’ and that ‘Documentary and short films from all over the world will be screened.’
Tinapa, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
November 10-17, 2013
3rd Africa International Film Festival
Held on the theme ‘Africa Unites’, this festival is expected to bring together local and international filmmakers, celebrities, actors, directors, film professionals, buyers, distributors, visual artists, film students, amateurs, film lovers and the media to celebrate Africa’s motion picture achievements.
November 29-December 1, 2013
2nd Arusha African Film Festival
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
December 5-8, 2013
6th Swahili Fashion Week
8th Lola Kenya Screen
This is the eighth annual Lola Kenya screen audiovisual media festival, skill-development programme and market for children and youth in eastern Africa. A line up of more than 250 animation, fiction, documentary and experimental moving images shall be screened alongside live performances and learn-as-you-do mentorship programms in cultural journalism, filmmaking, critical appreciation of creativity, programme-planning and presentation, and media literacy.
February 13-16, 2014
11th Sauti za Busara Music Festival
May 9-June 8, 2014
11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art
Dak’art will welcome many artists and visual art professionals of Africa and the world. Dak’art is the major biennale of contemporary art in Africa. It provides a platform for art professionals and sets forth the artistic trends in Africa.
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