Tales of the Accidental City by Maimouna Jallow

Tales of the Accidental City by Maimouna Jallow

  06-05-2021 12:00 am
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The FESTIVAL OF TRANSCULTURAL CINEMA is here!

Organised by the Freiburger Film Forum in Berlin, it is an opportunity to watch 39 films and take part in live Q&A’s with the Directors.

If you are in Kenya, you can finally watch Tales of the Accidental City!

And it’s free!

If you’re in Europe, you can buy tickets via their website   www.freiburger-filmforum.de/en

Tales of the Accidental City tells the story of four Nairobi residents who find themselves stuck in an anger management class after a court ruling settles on counselling as part of their punishment.

According to first-time movie director Maimouna Jallow: I wanted to explore what it means to live in any African city today. I often feel our cities aren’t made for the majority. Many are forced to live in the cracks and constantly have to  fight a system that should be there to serve them. An anger management session seemed an ideal setting for four fictional Nairobi residents to share their frustrations with day-to-day life.”

The film started as four short stories from a collection called Humans of Nairobi, by writers Sitawa Namwalie, Kevin Mwachiro, Margaret Muthee and Maimouna Jallow.

With a budget of $10,000, thanks to a grant from the African Culture Fund, the film was shot in one location over four days. In keeping with these social-distancing times, the therapy session takes place via Zoom.

The show received rave reviews at a recent premiere, and plans are underway to distribute the 55-minute film more widely.

Click the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HjuFkxRHRY&feature=emb_logo, or on the YouTube video below, to watch the trailer.

Visit https://www.positivelyafricanmedia.com/ for more information.

Principal Cast Members:

Counsellor Rose – Wakio Mzenge

Diana Mumbi – Martina Ayoro

Mrs Jacinda Atemo – Mercy Mutisya

Louis Njoroge – Eddy Kimani

Sarah Obama – Tana Kioko

 

#TalesOfTheAccidentalCity

#PositivelyAfrican

Nairobi

The FESTIVAL OF TRANSCULTURAL CINEMA is here!

Organised by the Freiburger Film Forum in Berlin, it is an opportunity to watch 39 films and take part in live Q&A’s with the Directors.

If you are in Kenya, you can finally watch Tales of the Accidental City!

And it’s free!

If you’re in Europe, you can buy tickets via their website   www.freiburger-filmforum.de/en

Tales of the Accidental City tells the story of four Nairobi residents who find themselves stuck in an anger management class after a court ruling settles on counselling as part of their punishment.

According to first-time movie director Maimouna Jallow: I wanted to explore what it means to live in any African city today. I often feel our cities aren’t made for the majority. Many are forced to live in the cracks and constantly have to  fight a system that should be there to serve them. An anger management session seemed an ideal setting for four fictional Nairobi residents to share their frustrations with day-to-day life.”

The film started as four short stories from a collection called Humans of Nairobi, by writers Sitawa Namwalie, Kevin Mwachiro, Margaret Muthee and Maimouna Jallow.

With a budget of $10,000, thanks to a grant from the African Culture Fund, the film was shot in one location over four days. In keeping with these social-distancing times, the therapy session takes place via Zoom.

The show received rave reviews at a recent premiere, and plans are underway to distribute the 55-minute film more widely.

Click the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HjuFkxRHRY&feature=emb_logo, or on the YouTube video below, to watch the trailer.

Visit https://www.positivelyafricanmedia.com/ for more information.

Principal Cast Members:

Counsellor Rose – Wakio Mzenge

Diana Mumbi – Martina Ayoro

Mrs Jacinda Atemo – Mercy Mutisya

Louis Njoroge – Eddy Kimani

Sarah Obama – Tana Kioko

 

#TalesOfTheAccidentalCity

#PositivelyAfrican