NAIROBI HALF LIFE

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

On Screen: 4:30pm and 7:30pm (You Pick!)

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres (Auditorium #9)

Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 15 minutes prior to screenings

Discussion follows screenings

Kenya Oscar® Submission

Audience Award, Breakthrough Winner,

2012 American Film Institute Film Festival

NAIROBI HALF LIFE

Despite his parents' wishes, Mwas leaves his small village and embarks on a journey to Kenya's capital in order to pursue a career in acting. Naïve and filled with hope, he quickly learns why the city is nicknamed "Nairobbery."

A few innocent mistakes land him in jail, which eventually leads Mwas to connect with a gang. Although he learns how to survive in the dangerous and sprawling urban center, Mwas is torn between his new lifestyle of theft and violence and his dream of becoming an actor.

Rising talent Joseph Wairimu delivers a strong performance as a charming and compelling character that never forsakes his dreams. Emerging from the One Fine Day Film Workshop, a German-Kenyan collaboration, director Tosh Gitonga's debut feature film is Kenya's second-ever official submission for the Oscar®

Running Time: 97 Minutes

Not Rated

PLEASE NOTE: NAIROBI HALF LIFE is in Swahili, Kikuyu and English with English Subtitles

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