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The “I’m Tired” Project

“If she wore a longer skirt she wouldn’t have been raped.” “If he dressed up less like a girl and more like a man then he wouldn’t have to get beaten up almost every day.” “If only her skin was a shade lighter, then maybe she’d have gotten that modelling gig she really wanted.” “If she kept her...

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I’m Tired

At 23, some of us are still figuring our lives out. Most of us are fresh from campus, ready and eager for whatever may come next. At 23 we are still planning out the direction our lives will take. At 23 our parents start asking us when we’re going to move out, as if they’re...

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Lydia Gitachu – Teacher Chebii

She likes to call herself a creative entrepreneur. Lydia Nyambura Gitachu is well remembered for playing Teacher Chebii in Tahidi high, the Citizen TV high school drama. In 2010 she did a three-month tour in the UK with a theatre company known as Trestle Theatre Company before she did a BBC TV series that catapulted her...

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A Story of Struggle, Survival & Empowerment

I want to weep, she thought. I want to be comforted. I’m so tired of being strong. I want to be foolish and frightened for once. Just for a small while, that’s all… a day…an hour… -Catelyn Stark, Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings. Like Catelyn, I believe there are very many women –black women, nay,...

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Kalabars Sound Master Class Facilitated by Willis Abuto

Willis Abuto is a passionate and positive freelance Sound Recordist with a sharp ear dedicated to getting the best possible sound with technical proficiency. He is calm, level-headed and has the technical ability and versatility to adapt quickly to changing environments.   He started working as a sound recordist in 2009 with his early work being featured...

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Call for Actors and Actresses

The film and movie industry in Kenya has experienced some incredible changes in the last decade. Every day in Kenya, new movies, scripted plays, scripted TV shows and even reality shows are produced. Whereas in the past practically all our favorite actors and actresses were far removed from our immediate reality, today, we have some...

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Kalabars Scripting Master Class Facilitated by Cajetan Boy

Catejan Boy is a producer, writer and editor who has been in the industry for over 10 years. He is the products development leader for Et Cetera Productions Limited. He is the Vice Chair of the Kenya Scriptwriters Guild. He is a screenwriting mentor with the Maisha Film Lab and a lecturer at Africa Film and Television Talent...

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Light skin vs dark skin

"Aki wewe ni mweupe vizuri." "What do you mean both your parents are Afrikan?Uko sure hakuna mzungu kwa family yenu?" These are just some of the questions most people ask me because society has managed to further divide black people. As if we aren't all already black. I'm what is commonly referred to as a lightskin girl,...

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Go Pro with your smartphone.

Alliance Française de Nairobi invites entries for the 2nd Smartphone Film Competition. This year’s theme is ‘Storo za familia’ / ‘Family Stories’ / ‘Histoire de Familles’. Open to all residents of Kenya over the age of 18 yrs. The film must be 4 minutes maximum including credits. 1st Prize – 100,000/-. Deadline for entries: midnight 1st October 2017. For details: www.smartphonefilmcompetition.co.ke Let...

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