Sunday, August 5, 2012

Joseph Wairimu named best actor at DIFF

Joseph K. Wairimu bagged the best actor award for his role in the Nairobi Half Life at the 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, which took place from 21st to 24th July.

“From the very opening moments of Nairobi Half Life, Joseph Wairimu charms us with his endearing characterization of Mwas. His role as a young actor, who tries to resist becoming a reluctant hustler, transcends both comedy and drama. His performance embodies the hunger of Kenyan Youth hoping to carve out better lives for themselves,” said the jury.

Nairobi Half Life narrates a story of a young aspiring actor [mwas] who leaves his hometown for Nairobi, the city of opportunity to pursue his dreams. Unfortunately, after setting foot in Nairobi he’s robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city that he doesn’t know anyone. However, he braves the up and downs of life in the city to survive and become successful.      

Here is the Official Nairobi Half Life Trailer

Nairobi Half Life is directed by David Tosh Gitonga and produced by Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Marie Steinmann, Ginger Wilson, and Tom Tykwer. It stars Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja and Mugambi Nthiga.

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