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Friday 12th of July 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

The Nafsi Film: Red Carpet Premiere At Anga Diamond Plaza

Nafsi, the much-anticipated romantic drama premiered on Saturday at the Anga Diamond Plaza and everyone came out in style to celebrate the film’s official release which sold out three theatres.
In attendance was the cast of Nafsi, Mumbi Maina, Catherine Kamau, Alfred Munyua, Alex Khayo, Alex Mwakideu, Monique Angelyn Bett, Silayio, and the director Reuben Odanga who brought out their best looks on the red carpet and were joined by other stars, filmmakers and fans.

In Nafsi, Aisha (Mumbi Maina) is unable to conceive after a traumatic childhood experience. Her best friend Shiko (Catherine Kamau) offers to be her surrogate to help save her marriage, a decision that leads to a series of events that threaten their close bond and those around them.

Alfred Munyua who plays Aisha’s husband Sebastian carries some dark secrets that shakes Aisha’s world to the core.
The film also stars Raymond Ofula, BET’s top actor Africa runner-up Alex Khayo and first-timers: radio presenter Alex Mwakideu, radio presenter and singer Monique Bett, and singer and former Kora Awards winner Silayio in supporting roles.

Nafsi is still showing at Anga Diamond Plaza on the following dates:

1. Monday – Thursday – 3:00 pm, 6:50 pm at Diamond Plaza
2. Monday – 8:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday – 11:30 am, Wednesday – 5:00 pm at Prestige Cinema
Nafsi will premiere in Mombasa from 19 November at Nyali Cinemax.

Nafsi is Reuben Odanga’s directorial debut feature, a major shift from the Swahili telenovelas he is popularly known for such as Nira, Nuru, Saida, and Selina.

Odanga also wrote the film, which is a production of his company, Multan Production company.

Content courtesy of Multan Production Company & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Mission To Rescue Kenyan First Ever Military Action Movie

Mission to Rescue is a Kenyan movie set along the Kenya- Somali border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Mission to rescue stems from the story of a French woman who was kidnapped by the Al-Shabab. Created in 2019, the idea seeks to highlight the effects of radicalization within the community that aim to curb terrorism.

The film’s star-studded cast features; Melvin Alusa, Warsame Abdi, Abdi Yusuf, Emmanuel Mugo, Andreo Kamau, Abubakar Mwenda, Sam Psenjen, Anthony Ndung’u, Bilal Mwaura, Justin Mirichi, Abajah Brian, Melissa Kiplagat, Brian Ogola, and Mwamburi Maole.

The Film is starring Melvin Alusa a stage, screen, and voice actor with over 16 years of experience with performances in over 10 countries. His work on stage includes Githaa, silence is a woman and Alpa beta.

On Tv and Film, he has featured in the first-grader, The boy who harnessed the wind, and the TV series crime and Justice. He’s on the radio drama Jango Love earned him an Emmy nomination at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Another main cast is

Res who is a Somalia model-actor, and voice-over artist. His first screen appearance is on the TV drama Anda Kavaa and is currently featuring in the local radio drama, Salaam. The Movie was produced by Kara Voice Wambui and Directed by Gildert Lukalia.

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Set within a military camp along the Kenya-Somalia border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Under the leadership of Captain Baraza, the soldiers make attempts to rescue the abductees and capture or eliminate the enemy amidst tough conditions.

Mission to Rescue was premiered exclusively on BAZE -Safaricom’s new video streaming platform on June 1st, 2021. Dial *544*55# to Join BAZE

Content courtesy of  Foxton Media, Safaricom & Nairobi fashion hub 

The Last Animals Film

The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa’s frontlines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.
The film is directed by photojournalist Kate Brooks.

Kate Brooks is an American photojournalist who has chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades. In 2013 she was awarded a Knight Wallace Fellowship at University of Michigan where she researched the poaching crisis before directing The Last Animals.

 

About the Film
Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide- the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos- in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost- at the same time, Brooks documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals on the verge of extinction in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The result is a potent plea for worldwide attention and action to combat the permanent loss of these majestic creatures.
~Deborah Rudolph~

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Content Courtesy Of The Last Animals and Atlas Film

Ndoto za Elibidi Film

“The story pivots around the theme of acceptance and love as its colorful protagonists (parents, four daughters and their lovers) come to terms with HIV and ghetto life.”

Dreams is the story of two brothers who travel to Nairobi to find work. Interspersed with songs and plenty of broad comedy, the play follows their fortunes and that of their children as they struggle with issues of love, loyalty, ignorance and forgiveness against the backdrop of the teeming city. In 2009, Dreams was produced as S.A.F.E’s first feature film with the aid of a grant from Keep A Child Alive. The film tells the story of George Elibidi and his family’s survival and final triumph over HIV, and in the process covers issues such as PEP treatment for rape victims, ARV use, stigma and discrimination, condom use and circumcision.

Ndoto Za Elibidi, S.A.F.E.’s first full-length feature, is many things at once: a stage play turned into a feature film, a documentary and a testimony on the impact of the plays message. It was devised originally as a stage play with actors from the Nairobi slums. The story pivots around the theme of acceptance and love as its colourful protagonists – parents, four daughters and their lovers – come to terms with HIV and ghetto life. Cutting back and forth from fiction to documentary, from the original stage play to the actual locations, it takes us on two parallel journeys: we watch the film, but we are also watching it through the eyes of the ghetto audience as they watch the play tell the story of their lives. This extraordinary position gives us a double pay off.

The play was performed for over five years throughout the Nairobi slums, reaching over half a million people. The film version was made after repeated requests from partnering schools and clinics for a DVD version of the performance.

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Ndoto za Elibidi has won several International Awards 

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2010
Golden Dhow for Best East African Talent
Ousmane Sembene Award Commendation

Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi 2010
Special Jury Prize ‘for speaking powerfully and critically across class, gender and national divides’

Festival of African Cinema, Verona 2011
Verona Award for Best African Film

Kalasha Film and Television Awards 2010
Best Feature Film
Best Editing
Best Supporting Actress

Kerala Film Festival 2011
Official Selection

Tarifa Film Festival 2011
Official Selection

Africa In The Picture Film Festival, Netherlands, 2012
Audience Selection: Best Feature Film

Publication date
2010
Copyright date
2010
Title Variation
English language title: Dreams of Elibidi
Note
Copyright notice on video: S.A.F.E. ; 2010.
Originally produced in Kenya as a motion picture in 2010
Wide screen.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Guy Wilson ; edited by Carole Gikandi Omondi ; sound, Willie Kiumi, David Kinyanjui ; original music, Eric Wainaina, Jeffrey Weeks Harrison.
Participant
Juma Williams, Sharleen Njeri, Mercy Wanjiru, Krysteen Savane, Ednah Daisy, Ummul Rajab, Godfrey Ojiambo, Jacquey Nyaminde, Joseph “Babu” Kimani, Paul “Kadez” Njogu, Eric Ndung’u, Triza Kabue, Sam Kihiu, Alfred Calypso, Irungu Wairimu, Caroline Midimo, Kamau wa Ndung’u, Lucy Waithaka, Melissa Ommeh, Mercy Makokha, Peter King, Small Ogutu, Stevejones Mugo, Elly Yang, Eunice Njoki, Badiza, Doreen Mwajuma, Miles Lekan Kihiu, Erica Winnie Wairimu, Christabell Calypso, Eileen Ojiambo, Zelma Kiruma, Itch “The chairman”, Eric Wainaina.
Funding Information
Funded by Keep a Child Alive
Format
Disc characteristics: Recorded DVD.

Content Courtesy Of Digital Team & Safe Kenya Org

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