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Friday, February 24, 2017

Nairobi warms up to film festival

Nairobi Film Festival Director Sheba Hirst and Kenyan actress Mumbi Kaigwa.
Nairobi Film Festival Director Sheba Hirst and Kenyan actress Mumbi Kaigwa.

Nairobi recently welcomed it’s first film festival. To celebrate it, the award-winning film ‘Kati Kati’ was screened as the main feature.

The Nairobi Film Festival director Sheba Hirst says their aim is to expand Kenyan audiences in local theatres by presenting notable films from around the world in a lively and enjoyable format. In addition, she says the role of film is to help the society examine itself from the selected films that picture the community and showcase our culture.

Although the film industry in Kenya is small compared to Hollywood or Nollywood, it has been on the rise in recent years, with various Riverwood films getting international recognition. The government has also come out strongly to support the industry, and this has resulted in the sprouting of more youthful talent.


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