Nairobi Half Life
BY TOSH GITONGA
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 seperate proves to be a contest for him as he struggles to survive in this unknown world called Nairobi.
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Festivals & Awards
AFI Film Festival 2012: Audience Award
Academy Award 2013: Submission Best Foreign Language Film
Durban International Film Festival 2012: Best Actor
Kalasha International Awards 2012: Best Feature
AMVCA 2014: Audience Award
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