NAIROBI HALF LIFE

By David Tosh GITONGA

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY (FRANCE) - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2012


Festivals
& Awards

Sao Paulo IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
Palm Spring IFF 2013
Best Foreign Language Film
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, KENYA
    • Languages
    • SWAHILI
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David Tosh GITONGA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ginger WILSON, Sarika HEMI LAKHANI, Tom TYKWER
    • Synopsis
    • Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is bereaved of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul.
Luck or the lack of it brings Mwas face to face with the city’s criminals and forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in. He is 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 for Mwas as he steps into this unknown world called Nairobi.
      This is the story of a young man who despite all odds trudges on in search of his dream. His drive and soft spoken nature are his best resources. His determination is encouraging and he is a true testament that what stands between us and our goals is us.
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