Nairobi Half Life to première at DIFF
Kenyan crime thriller, Nairobi Half Life will be making it’s world debut at the 33rd Durban International Film festival that starts on from the July 19 to 29. The movie directed by David Tosh Gitonga follows a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya who dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day. In pursuit of this and much 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 Nairrobery 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 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 him as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi.
It stars Joseph K Wairimu, Olwenya Maina and Nancy Wanjiku Karanja among others. The movie will be screened on some of the 290 screenings in 10 venues across Durban. The festival promises world-class cinema from across the globe, comprising of 80 feature films, 40 documentaries and 45 short films. It also offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and skills by industry experts.