We're very happy that Let This Be A Warning - a VR short film we created for the Electric South New Dimensions series - finally premieres this weekend (23 - 25 June) at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi! Our very own Dr. Njoki Ngumi will also be moderating both panel sessions on Friday (The Prospects of VR Production in Kenya) and Saturday (What can VR do for African Storytelling that Film has Failed to Do?, in which our George will be part of the panel). Do drop by and meet members of the collective on Friday and Saturday, and stick around for the panel discussions, which are bound to be cool!
We Need Prayers - a short film we created for our collaboration with Contemporary And is now screening here. Starring Rapcha the Sayantist and Alice Kithinji, We Need Prayers is a light take on the complex moralities used by the citizens of Nairobi (infamously referred to as Nairobbery) to navigate a city that can sometimes be vicious. This follows a much longer engagement with the idea of contemporary urban dystopias that we explored with Tuko Macho – a crime web series we created in 2016.
This month, we're happy to be presenting new works in partnership with our friends at ContemporaryAnd - an art magazine focusing on African art perspectives. We've designed a limited edition bag for the residency, and will be taking over their Instagram page between June 12 - 22. Finally, on June 22, a new short film we made specifically for the C& ART SPACE will be screening exclusively on contemporaryand.com. Take a peek!