Humour, tragedy and unfettered hope shape the destinies of characters in both ABOUNA (2002) by Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad) and TITHES & OFFERINGS (2018) from Director Tony Koros (Kenya). Two brothers process the news of their father’s abandonment of their family in a special way while a fraudulent Kenyan pastor accidentally performs a real miracle.
Free entry. Screening starts promptly at 1PM.
MENGI MENGI FILM CLUB is a bi-monthly gathering of film enthusiasts at the McMillan Eastlands Library. The sessions are curated and hosted by filmmaker Wanjeri Gakuru with a goal to enjoy, dissect and learn from a wide selection of pan-African films. Each public session runs between 1pm – 4pm and features the screening of a pan-African feature film preceded by a Kenyan short film.
Meet the writers of Kenya’s first Netflix drama series, Country Queen
It might have taken five years for Kenyan TV series, Country Queen, to move from idea to six-episode show, but it was worth the wait. Directed by Vincent Mbaya, Tosh Gitonga and Brian Munene, and released on Netflix Global this July to an audience across 190 countries, this “David vs Goliath” tale was the No. 1 show in Kenya for three weeks in a row and stayed on the streamer’s Top 10 list for five weeks straight. As one of the screenwriters–and a wardrobe assistant–on the series, I couldn’t be prouder.
Read the full Nataal feature HERE.