NAIROBI HALF LIFE

By Tosh GITONGA

ONE FINE DAY FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Have we decided to be the way we are?

Festivals
& Awards

Sao Paulo IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
Palm Spring IFF 2013
Best Foreign Language Film
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Crime, First film
    • Countries
    • KENYA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • SWAHILI, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tosh GITONGA
    • Writer(s)
    • Potash , Samuel MUNENE, Serah MWIHAKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Sarika Hemi LAKHANI (One Fine Day Films), Tom TYKWER (One Fine Day Films), Ginger WILSON (Ginger Ink.)
    • Synopsis
    • A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity.
      He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairobbery as he is robbed 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 him face to face with two groups of downtown crooks and he forms a friendship with a young small time gang leader who takes him in.
      Drawn into a new world of theft and violence, he still tries to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a contest for him as he struggles to survive in this unknown world called Nairobi.
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