If you are located in Kenya, it is not possible to watch Stories of Our Lives due to the ongoing ban on private and public screenings of the film, as well as the sale, distribution and marketing of the film by ourselves. We also do not have copies of the film in our office. :)
If you are located outside Kenya, DVDs of the film are available to buy directly from Big World Cinema (SA) - appointed distributors of the film. You can get in touch with them via:
Big World Cinema 114 Hout Street, Cape Town, South Africa.
firstname.lastname@example.org +27 (0) 21 422 0330
In addition, Stories of Our Lives continues to screen at film festivals across the globe. We regularly post updates of forthcoming screenings in our News section, as well as in our Newsletter (which you can subscribe to below).
After the ban on the film was instituted, a criminal charge was also placed upon on our George. This charge was lifted in 2015, conditional upon us not violating the ban. Distribution of the film by ourselves (such as by uploading a torrent of the film) would constitute a violation of the ban, meaning that the criminal charges upon our George would be reinstated - with a potential for jail time.
In 2015, we decided as a collective that this is not a situation we want to arise, not only because the ban as a whole is ridiculous, but as it also unjustly criminalizes one of us for something we did in solidarity.
Not African Enough is shipped from our offices in Nairobi, Kenya. Shipping and logistics out of Kenya (and possibly Africa) is quite tricky, with spurious air taxes and fuel costs that make shipping fees quite high. We have chosen to accept this state of affairs as a practical musing on the issue of market access to objects made in Africa, a topic which the book delves into with some depth.
Opportunities to join the collective are limited, as we are a small unit of 12 people. However, there are many ways to be a part of the things we do, mainly via artistic and technical collaborations, and casting to appear in our productions. We regularly post updates on these opportunities on all our social media channels and newsletter.
Our tiny internship program is limited to Kenyan citizens, and generally consists of production support positions (film and video production technicians) during our production cycles. We generally advertise vacancies in these positions on our social media channels and newsletter.
Requests from citizens of other countries are currently not eligible.