Nairobi Half Life at Red Roaster Cafe

I am intrigued by this film by David Tosh Gitonga.
A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor. In pursuit of this and the chagrin of his family, he makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity. He soon understands why it is nicknamed Nairrobery, being robbed of all his belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn't know a soul. Chance brings him face to face with the city's criminals, forming a friendship with a small time crook. Quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nRjBLAnx2jU?rel=0


Tickets are available at the door of this, one of the best coffee shops in Brighton. Only £4. Doors 8pm, Films start at 8.15pm and will start with a short film from Africa or the Diaspora. Cake, coffee, wine, beer and juices are available.
Its a small venue so you'll have no trouble finding us.

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  • Dipti

    A brilliant sci-fi short film followed by Nairobi Half Life, following a young actor from a village entering a life of crime in Nairobi. Thank you Carole for a great evening out. Kenya's population has increased from 12m (in 1973) to 43m (now) mainly caused by American disruption of family planning, by denying aid unless right-wing American policies related to denying abortion and birth-control were supported , thereby destroying family planning provision, and being a direct cause of suffering and poverty, and a huge increase in the as slums shown in the film.

    http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/2613700.html

    July 30

    • Carole J.

      Wow! That is a massive increase Dipti. Thanks for coming along, out was good to meet you.

      July 31

    • Dipti

      It was one of the most memorable films I've seen this year, and the hot chocolate was good too. (However, you CAN have too much of a good thing!!)

      1 · July 31

  • Hannah

    Cant come after all...... enjoy the film

    July 30

    • Carole J.

      Ah, Hannah, I hope all is well.

      July 31

  • Chris D.

    Still in Eastbourne on a job, so it's going to be tight to get to this - Sorry for wimping out - enjoy!

    July 30

    • Carole J.

      Ahh oh! Sorry to hear that Chris. See you another time.

      July 30

  • Carole J.

    Dear all, we are now 6, which is a nice number. Please aim to arrive just before 8pm as the doors open. There is only 15mins before the first film to grab your seat and coffee, cake, wine, beer & juices! See you there!!

    July 29

  • Phil P.

    Oh, this looks great but sadly I can't go....

    July 29

    • Carole J.

      Aw Phil. Another time. This comes from Legacy Film who put on pop up cinema featuring African and Caribbean characters so there will be others popping up.

      July 29

  • Dipti

    I was brought up in Nairobi, so thanks for putting it on!

    July 29

    • Carole J.

      Wow Dipti. That should be interesting. We look forward to your comments!

      July 29

  • Chris D.

    Good spot Carole - looks really interesting I'm up for this!

    1 · July 29

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