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Nairobi Half Life Cast & Crew To Reunite For 10 Year Anniversary

Nairobi Half Life Cast & Crew To Reunite For 10 Year Anniversary
MyMoviesAfrica will screen the one day produced film for their monthly watch party with the Cast, Crew and Fans at iHub Nairobi and via ZOOM

Nairobi Half Life cast and crew members are expected to reunite on Wednesday 31st August 2022 in marking the 10 year anniversary of the film and also to celebrate it’s release and success.

MyMoviesAfrica through their partnership with iHub and Yakwetu, will screen the One Fine Day produced film, for their monthly watch party with the Cast, Crew and Fans, as #WeWatchKenyan at iHub Nairobi and via ZOOM.

100 Seats tickets are already on sale for the 2nd MyMovies.Africa™ Watch Party at iHub Nairobi from 6.00pm-10.00 pm and on Zoom from 7.00pm-9.30 pm on Wednesday 31st.

“As a Distributor of Hollywood and Bollywood to Cinema since 2000, I was there when ‘Nairobi Half Life‘ premiered”, says Ms. Trushna Buddhdev-Patel, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Kenyan startup YAKWETU™.

“I was very Impressed! ‘Nairobi Half Life‘ has been Available to Rent or Own on MyMovies.Africa™ since our Launch, so we’re very excited to also be Hosting this Celebration.” added Ms. Trushna.

#WeWatchKenyan and the monthly MyMovies.Africa™ watch Parties are aimed at promoting local Film and Content, as well as building a Community of Kenyan Creatives who actually watch Kenyan Content.

Other than the Screening, the watch Party includes an interactive hour-long Question & Answer session, between the Audience, Cast and Crew coupled with Popcorn and Drinks.

On the Panel for this Edition is Award-winning Director – Tosh Gitonga, as well as Actor (& Director) – Mugambi Nthiga (Cedric), plus Editor – Mkaiwawi Mwakaba (Mkay), and Co-Writer – Serah Mwihaki.

2022 has seen Tosh Gitonga’s star continue to Rise, making Headlines recently for his Co-Directing on the Netflix series of ‘Country Queen’ and ‘The Brave Ones’; as well as Directing his own series ‘Volume’, and confirmation of the Film ‘Disconnect 2’ – the long-awaited Sequel to his 2018 Comedy Smash.

Tosh is also 1 of 6 Mentors for the Netflix and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation) Short Film competition dubbed: ‘The African Folktales, Reimagined’.

“As we celebrate 10 years of this Game-changer for the Kenya Film Industry, I’m grateful and looking forward to your Questions!” said Tosh Gitonga.

This screening of ’Nairobi Half Life’ will also be a fitting tribute to one of its Stars – Olwenya Maina (Oti), barely 2 months after his untimely demise.

Nairobi Half Life Cast & Crew To Reunite For 10 Year Anniversary
Nairobi Half Life Cast & Crew To Reunite For 10 Year Anniversary

The crime feature film from Kenya premiered on September 2nd, 2012 to packed cinemas in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa and ran for 22 Weeks.

This was First for local Movies, up against the popularity of Hollywood at home. To-date the Internationally-acclaimed and Award-winning ‘Nairobi Half Life‘ still holds the Record for Cinema attendance for a local Film in Kenya.

Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy praised the Film after watching it at the 2012 AFI Fest: “This dynamic Crime Drama comes across as fundamentally honest and vividly realistic.” said McCarthy.

As part of their STAWI Spaces program, African Creative Industry enabler – Creative Economy Practice (CEP) at CcHub Partnered with YAKWETU™ Online Limited, for monthly Screenings & Discussions of Films from Kenya and Africa.

Creative Economy Practice’s mission is to enhance job and wealth creation, as well as opportunities for creative expression, for Africans (particularly women and youth), through the African Creative Economy.

The main objective is to stimulate more adoption of innovation and technology, in the African Creative Economy, in order to catalyze further growth in the Sector and capture maximum value for African creatives and other stakeholders.

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