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We Need Prayers - A Mini-Series (2018)

The Nest Collective presents WE NEED PRAYERS - a 2018 mini-series dedicated to the city of Nairobi and highlights the dysfunctions that many of its citizens encounter on a day to day basis. Created and Produced by the Nest Collective in partnership with Forum Syd.

We Need Prayers—A Mini-Series (2018)

This mini-series is dedicated to the city of Nairobi and highlights the dysfunctions that many of its citizens encounter on a day to day basis, including hustling artists, millenials vlogging about 21st century dating and romance, civil servants and those who need their services, family members with hidden resentments about each other’s beliefs, and members of investment societies, among many others.

Production Credits

Created and Produced by the Nest Collective
In partnership with Forum Syd
Special appearances: Patricia Kihoro, David Babu, Alice Kithinji, Rapcha the Sayantist, Shiviske Shivisi, Jack Mutinda and Maggie Karanja.

SCREENINGS
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, 2018
African Film Festival, Cologne, 2018
Cinema Nova "Africa is/in the Future", Brussels, 2018
VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, 2018
M. Bassy "More Aphrike #7", Hamburg, 2018
Performa 17 Biennale, New York City, 2017


Episodes—

In "These Ones Stayed at Home", a sleeping couple overhear a late-night robbery happening next door. They decide to help. Or do they?

In "These Ones Carried Fruit", a family visit to see a sick relative in hospital takes a bad turn when one sister finally speaks her mind.

In "This One Didn't Have Enough", a Valentine's date at a fancy restaurant goes downhill when the dessert arrives. Can anyone help a brother out with an extra 3,000?

In "This One Logged Out", a group of Kenyans queuing at a government office are bounced back and forth by detached civil servants, and it's almost 5pm.

In "This One Went to Market", how far are you willing to go for your hustle? In this week's episode, a young Kenyan visual artist comes up with a sly plan to take over the art world abroad. Will it work?

In "This One Called His Baby", a cab breaks down by the side of the road, leading to a frustrating exchange between the driver and client, who just wants to get home.

In "This One Came To Dance", a night out turns chaotic when some dude tries to dance with a group of ladies by force.