NAIROBI HALF LIFE - Manhattan Short Feature Film Project
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
The Feature Film Project is a new venture, designed to discover, market and promote one Feature Film through our established cinema network that otherwise might not have had the opportunity to find an audience, gain distribution and get discovered.
The Selected film for the first annual Feature Film Project is Nairobi Half Life, directed by Daniel 'Tosh" Gitonga.
Synopsis: Nairobi Half Life, the feature directorial debut of Kenyan filmmaker Daniel 'Tosh" Gitonga, follows Mwas (the incredible Joseph Wairimu), a young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya who dreams of becoming a success in the city of opportunity; Nairobi.
Traveling to the crime-ridden Kenyan capital to follow his dreams, Mwas quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairobbery. Robbed of his money and belongings, and left alone in a city where he doesn't know a soul, luck or the lack of it, brings him face to face with a young, small time gang leader who gives Mwas a chance to earn a living.
Drawn into a new world of theft and violence, Mwas still tries to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. But caught between two social classes, and between a life of crime and a life on the stage, Mwas struggles to keep his identity -- and his life.
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Wellfleet Preservation Hall
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