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
Durban International Film Festival 2012
Zurich IFF 2012
IFF Rotterdam 2013
Portland IFF 2013
Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga, Paul Ogola
One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink. Films Kenya
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