Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nairobi Half Life Nominated for Oscar Academy Awards

A scene from Nairobi Half Life
Kenyan new crime drama, Nairobi Half Life has been nominated for the 85th Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Science (AMPAS), better known as The Oscars in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category.   
The film, which becomes the first ever in Kenya to contend for an Oscar Award, received international acclaim back in July when its leading actor Joseph K. Wairimu won the best actor award at the 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival.

‘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

It 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.
The official Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 24th February 2013 in the famous Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.

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