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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

ORIGINAL TITLE

Nairobi Half Life

YEAR

2012

GENRE

Feature Film- Drama

DURATION

96 min.

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Swahili, Kikuyu, English

COUNTRY

Kenya, Germany

DIRECTOR

Tosh Gitonga

WRITER

Serah Mwihaki, Charles Potash Matathia, Samuel Munene

CAST

Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga, Paul Ogola

PRODUCTION

One Fine Days Films, Ginger Ink Films

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