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Nairobi Half Life

Nairobi Half Life (Kenya, Germany)

Directed by:
Tosh Gitonga
Cast:
Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Synopsis:

Mwas, 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. Drawn into a new world of theft and violence, he still tries to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a contest for him as he struggles to survive in this unkown world called Nairobi.

Festivals
Durban 2012, Zurich 2012, Rotterdam 2013

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