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Programme of Activities - Alliance Française de Kenya
Alliance Française
Nairobi
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5 - 11 SEPT
September/October 2016
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Hip Hop Dance by the
Literary Conversation
Cartoon exhibition and
Avec cette pièce chorégraphique, Mickaël Six et Sami
Loviat-Tapie proposent un dialogue poétique entre le
corps et la lumière, le réel et le virtuel. A l’instar de la
déesse Coré, les danseurs se confrontent tour à tour à
la lumière et à l’ombre. La musique délicate et la fluidité
de la performance apportant une touche résolument
rafraîchissante à ce spectacle hip hop.
Un spectacle étonnant à l’inventivité débordante. Vive la
poésie au pays du hip-hop !
Amnesty International will be launching a campaign on
Refugees in an effort to strengthen global responsibilitysharing and international cooperation in ensuring the
protection of the human rights of Refugees. In the
lead-up to the high-level UN meeting on Refugees and
Migrants in New York, the Amnesty Regional Hub for
East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes presents
a cartoon exhibition featuring cartoonists from Kenya,
Sudan, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria and Somalia.
The exhibition is an invitation to the public to reflect on
refugee situation and encourage a welcoming attitude.
‘A l’ombre de Coré’ (‘In the shadows of Kore’ - the Greek
Maiden) is a poetic hip hop dance choreography by the French dancer/choreographer Mickaël Six
and the talented dancer Sami Loviat-Tapie. The choreography presents a poetic dialogue between
the body and light, between the real and the virtual. Like the Goddess Kore, the dancers take it in
turns to confront thier shadows.The delicate music and the fluidity of movement make this a truly
captivating show, an ingenious display of poetry in motion.
The dancers are on a 7-country Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean tour supported by Institut Français,
the French International Agency for Cultural Cooperation.
Amnesty International and the Rfit Valey Institute have invited the
British writer and former researcher for Human Rights Watch in the
Horn of Africa, Ben Rawlence (River Congo and City of Thorns), to
participate in a discussion on the closure of the Daadab Camp. On
this occasion, John Sibi-Okumu, Kenyan writer, actor and journalist,
will host Ben Rawlence in a literary conversation on his book ‘City
of Thorns’ which interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show
what life is like in the world’s largest refugee camp.
Sat. 8 Oct. @ 5pm, Godown Arts Centre
Free Entry
Exhibition: 5 to 11 Sept., Alliance Française ground floor gallery
Literary Conversation: Thu. 8th Sept. @ 6.30pm, Alliance Française terrace
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12 & 13 OCT
Veteran TV producer Frank Odwesso launches the Nairobi
Documentary Festival that aims to showcase and promote
documentary film and photography. This inaugural edition
documents life and the lingering crisis in the world’s
youngest country which marked 5 yrs of independence in
July 2016 amid renewed violence. Documentaires to be
screened include: ‘Escape from Bor’ by Frank Odwesso,
‘Lost Generation’ by Ali Ngethi and ‘My South Sudan’ by
Robert Lutta.
9am - 7pm, Alliance Française auditorium
Photo Exhibition: 6 - 9 Sept., Alliance Française auditorium gallery
Screening: Wed. 7th Sept. @ 6.30pm, Alliance Française auditorium
THEATRE
1 - 4 SEPT.
‘KAMWE KEGA’
a FANAKA ARTS THEATRE production
Alliance Française auditorium, 600/Thu. 6.30pm, Fri. 6 & 8pm, Sat. & Sun. 3, 6 & 8pm
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September edition of the rib-demolishing Adults Only comedy
play in Gikuyu. It features comedy masters Maina Ndambiri,
Gathoni Njuguna, Wanjiru Kabaya, Paul Kimani, Maryanne
Nyambura and Duncan Mungai among others.
l Photo Expo
Solidarités Internationa
‘MY FISH MY CHOICE
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14 - 18 SEaPHEARTSTRINGS ENTERTAINMENT production
The humanitarian aid organization
‘Solidarités International’ has been
present in drought affected Marsabit
County since 2007 improving the
water, sanitation and health services to
communities, building the resilience of the
population and supporting livelihoods in
the area.
This exhibition focuses on highlighting
the activities of the beneficiaries of the
EuropeAid funded programme ‘Improving
preparedness
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prevention
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drought in pastoralist and agro patoraist
communities in Northern Marsabit
County’.
The photographs cover daily activities: such as drought resistant crop production, improved
livestock management, fisheries value chain in Lake Turkana. as well as portraits and landscapes
of this unique area in Northern Kenya.
Alliance Française auditorium, 599/Thu. 6.30pm, Fri. 6 & 8pm, Sat. & Sun. 3, 6 & 8pm
Following a succesful run in August, this laugh-a-minute comedy
returns to explore the brazen disregard for the provisions of
Chapter 6 of the Kenyan Constitution as we pass the
6th anniversary mark.
‘NAIROBI LICH’
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THEATRE OF ARTS production
24 - 25 SEP a DAYSTAR
Alliance Française auditorium, 500/3 & 6 pm
A satirical play, free from perversion, with a story set in the
rural Nyanza area and Nairobi region. It highlights the cultural
aspects bedeviling inheritance in the African society and the
strife of individuals in the city.
Alliance Française ground floor gallery
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19 - 21 SEP
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The important place music and dance occupy in most African societies
is largely recognized. The French Institute for Research in Africa
(iFRA) and the Technical University of Kenya invite researchers,
students, artists and the general public, interested in music and dance
research in the East African region, to a 2 day forum. The forum
will critically interrogate issues concerning the creation (composition
and choreography), tradition, innovation, and appropriation in music and dance with regard to the
construction of national and ethnic identities, political and social activism, heritage preservation,
cultural tourism, gender and generational issues, etc. Exchanges will be followed by performances
by the Technical University of Kenya students.
Nairobi Documentary
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tue. 18 oc ‘1956 - A TALE OF FREEDOM’
a Hungarian-Polish-Kenyan production
presented on the occasion of the 8th International Puppetry Festival
Alliance Française auditorium, 2.30 & 6.30pm, Free Emtry
LIRE EN FÊTE
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Lancement du Prix Kita
L’événement annuel ‘Lire en Fête’ est principalement destiné aux élèves des écoles secondaires
enseignant le français afin d’enrichir leur expérience de la langue française à travers différents jeux
et ateliers interactifs. Pour cette occasion, le Prix Kitabu 2017 sera lancé en partenariat avec le Lycée
Français Denis Diderot. Le public de la médiathèque ainsi que tous les amoureux de la littérature
francophone sont invités à lire cinq romans de littérature jeunesse – sélectionnés par les professeurs
de français et les documentalistes du Lycée Denis Diderot – et à élire leur roman préféré au mois de
mai 2017. Bonne lecture pour cette 2ème édition!
An ordiinary family is trying to live their daily life under an
oppressive regime. The only escape is to fight it. Are we
all puppets led by a higher Power? Based on true stories of
Hungarian citizens who fought for their freedom in 1956.
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FRI. 10 sep
‘GRAVITTI BAND’
7pm, Alliance Française garden
Advance: 1500/- Gate: 2000/-
Gravitti Band who have backed artists musicians including Iddi
Achieng, Zippy Akoth, Makadem, Olith Ratego launch their debut
album ‘’The Force of Gravitti’’ with a reggae touch.
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Anne-Laure Bondoux
2 - 16 OCT.
Philippe Grimbert
Marie-Aude Murail
2pm, Alliance Française garden,
Advance: 500/-, Gate 800/-
Maxime Chattam
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“An artisan and design
‘DRUM JAM SHOWDOWN’
installation for ho
The 1st of 3 semifinal rounds. The semifinal theme is Local
and Legends where the contestants are each assigned a local
artist and a music legend and expected to created a 10 minute
music set for each. Battling it out will be Ashaki (Kenyan
instrumentalists vs New Wind (instrumentalists from DRC).
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SAT. 24 SE
‘ONLY A FEW SURVIVORS’
6pm, Alliance Française garden
Advance: 400/-, Gate 700/-
The Swahili rock band ‘Rash’ launch their debut album
‘Only a Few Surviviors’. Their songs touch on contemporary
culture, drug and substance abuse, slavery, technology and feel
good songs too.
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FRI. 30 SEP
Afrika Handmade Symposium and Gallery is a market development initiative of Craft Afrika.
The event’s objective is to identify and nurture domestic demand for locally produced home decor
and home textile products.
One of the biggest challenges that faces the artisan and design sector in Kenya is the inability to
successfully tap into the domestic market either due to the unflattering perception of the sector as
the purveyor of cheap, mass produced, low quality souvenirs and curios, or scant knowledge of
the evolution that has taken place in the sector, or perhaps a narrow and weak distribution network
comprising a handful of craft fairs and retail stores.
Afrika Handmade Gallery recognizes the need to re-position the sector through a highly curated and
niche showcase offering a fresh perspective where the exhibitors only exhibit never seen before
products, and the potential consumers experience a contemporary genre of artisan and design
products that are trendy, available and affordable
The 3rd edition exhibiting partners include: TwobyFour, Anselm Kitengela Glass, Quinn Peaks,
Seedling Kenya, Uganda Crafts, Byentaro Ceramics, Tribal Gallery, Fired Earth, Esprit
Ethnique, Simply Sandara, One Off Gallery, La Palette, Elementaita Weavers, Décor Interiors,
High Street Kenya, Kasigau Weavers and Concepts & Details.
Running concurrent to the Gallery is a 2-day symposium with international and local speakers
discussing emerging practice along the artisan and design value chain and branding in addition to
exchanging ideas and resources as well as networking.
Alliance Française galleries
‘LULU LIVE IN CONCERT’
7.30pm, Alliance Française garden
Advance: 500/-, Gate 1000/-
Said Abdalla alias Lulu is a professional percussionist, rhythmic
guitarist and lead singer. His calls his style Afro-classical and
mixes Luhya, Swahili, Arabic and English in his compositions.
‘SARABI LIVE’
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FRI. 21 OCT
7pm, Alliance Française garden
Advance: 500/-, Gate 1000/-
Kenya’s most dynamic performers return to the Alliance Française
stage. ‘We connect with their music, so inspiring. The lyrics are so
rich and real, sang by talented vocalists, accompanied by skilled
instrumentalists. Music is indeed their weapon.’ so say Sarabi’s
huge fan base.
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SUN. 23 0C
‘DRUM JAM SHOWDOWN’
2pm, Alliance Française garden,
Advance: 500/-, Gate 800/The 2nd semifinal round. On stage SoundCzeck vs Iklektik. The
former is a classical string orchestra fused with a band and the
latter a band with traditional elements incorporating the Djembe.
with the support of the Embassy of France
CINEMALLIANCE
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Mon. 5 SEP
Every Monday at 6pm, Free Entry
Films in English or with English subtitles
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‘Feature Films in Kenya’ with LightBox® Africa
Screening and discussions on the feature films in Kenya.
‘Les risques du métier’
(Risky Business)
by André Cayatte, 1967, 1h31, drama
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Mon. 12 SE
Jean Doucet, l’instituteur d’un petit village, est accusé du viol de Catherine, l’une de ses élèves. Alors qu’il clame son innocence, d’autres
accusations l’accablent.
Starring the popular singer/song writer Jacques Brel.
In a country town, Jean Doucet and his wife happily teach at a local
school, until the day when a schoolgirl brings a charge of attempted
rape against Jean. Jean protests his innocence but to no avail. His wife
decides to launch her own investigation.
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Mon. 19 SE
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‘Pop Redemption’ by Martin Le Gall, 2013, 1h35, comedy
Chaque été, les Dead MaKabés se paient une “tournée d’été” – quelques
concerts dans des festivals du fin fond de l’Europe. Mais, pour ces quatre
copains, la crise de la trentaine couve et cette semaine de récréation risque
bien d’être la dernière.
Every summer, the Dead MaKabés band embarks on what they glorify as
a summer tour. But for these four friends, a mid-life crisis looms and this
could well be their last summer of redemption.
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‘Le jour où Dieu est parti en voyage’
(The Day God Walked Away)
by Philippe Van Leuuw, 2009, 1h34, drama
Un film sur le génocide au Rwanda. Le cinéaste belge met en scène
deux personnages dans une fiction qui puise dans la masse inépuisable des témoignages. Jacqueline est nounou dans une famille
d’expatriés européens. Au moment où ceux-ci sont évacués, elle est
cachée dans le faux plafond de leur villa.
Elle échappe ainsi aux tueurs et tente de rejoindre ses enfants.
Rwanda April 1994. The film follows the story of Jacqueline, a Tutsi,
played by Rwandan pop star Ruth Niere, as she is left behind by the
Belgian family for whom she worked as a nanny.
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‘Growth in Film Business’ with LightBox® Africa
Screening and discussions on the future of film business.
‘La Mer à l’Aube’ (Calm at Sea)
by Volker Schlöndorff, 2012, 1h30, historique
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Mon. 10 OC
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Librement adapté des ouvrages de Pierre-Louis Basse
(Guy Môquet, une enfance fusillée) et de Heinrich Boll (Le legs),
ce téléfilm est le récit des quelques heures qui séparent le meurtre
d’un officier allemand de l’exécution de 48 otages français, dont
Guy Môquet, en guise de représailles.
October 1941. Eighteen months into France’s occupation by German troops, young Communist members of the Resistance shoot
dead an officer of the German Army. In retaliation, Hitler demands
the deaths of 150 Frenchmen, as ‘retribution’. Events are recounted
through the eyes of 17 yr-old communist Guy Môquet, who was one
of the victims of this act of retribution, as well as the eyes of a German soldier, who was a member of the firing squad.
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Mon. 17 OC
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‘The Simimi Show’ (Uganda) and ‘The XYZ Show’ (Kenya)
on the occasion of the 8th International Puppetry Festival IPfest2016
The Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre (KIPT) presents a selection of episodes
from the region’s provoking satirical puppet shows: ‘The Simimi Show’ from
Uganda (inspired by the Kenyan ‘The XYZ Show’) and ‘The XYZ Show’. The
selected episodes will look at issues of governance and peace in line with the
IPfest2016 theme: ‘Cultural Diversity thorugh Art creates Peace, Unity, Harmony
and Consensus’. The puppeteers involved in these shows have been trained
by the Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre.
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Mon. 24 OC
‘Les deux anglaises et le continent’
(The Two Englishgirls and the Continent)
by François Truffaut, 1971, 2h15, romance
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Anne, jeune anglaise, rencontre Claude qu’elle présente à sa
sœur Muriel. Après deux années où le trio mène une vie faite de
complicité et de bonheur partagé, Anne et Muriel s’éprennent toutes
deux de leur compagnon.
A love triangle between a pair of dissimilar English sisters and a
Parisian art critic who loves them both.
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Mon. 31 OC
‘Casablanca Driver’ by Maurice Barthelemy, 2004, 1h30,
comedy
Casablanca Driver, le plus mauvais boxeur de tous les temps, doit combattre
le champion de cette année 1969: Jimmy La Renta. Tous les pronostics le
donnent perdant et pourtant, le miracle va peut-être avoir lieu.
Casablanca Driver is the worst boxer of all time. He is about to face the
champion of this year 1969: Jimmy La Renta. The odds are stacked against
him, but miracles can happen.
4 - 7 0CT.
KOREAN FILM FES
TIVAL
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea presents the annual
Korean Film Festival. A selection of 8 Korean films, representing
different genres, are on the menu. In order ot screenings:
‘The Scandal Makers’ drama by Kang Hyeong-cheol
‘Confession of Murder’ thriller by Byeong-gil Jeong
‘Man on the Edge’ comedy drama by Jo Jin-Gyu
‘The Host’ action thriller by Bong Joon-Ho
‘Haeundae’ drama by Yoon Je-kyoon
‘A Brand New Life’ arthouse by Ounie Lecomte
‘How to Steal a Dog’ drama by Kim Sung-H
‘The Terror Live’ suspense thriller by Kim Byung-Woo
5 & 7.30pm, Free Entry
Alliance Française auditorium gallery
KARIBU Mkurugenzi TAURISSON
The Alliance Française Board and Staff extend a warm welcome to Cédric
Taurisson who succeeds Hervé Branèyre as the Country Representative of Alliance
Française in Kenya and Director of Alliance Française Nairobi.
Cédric Taurisson was the Director of the Alliance Française of Ziguinchor in
Senegal for four years. He has also worked as Programme Coordinator for
NGOs in the Indian Ocean (the Comoros and Madagascar), in the cultural sector
in Montreal (Canada) and as consultant and lecturer in communication studies
in France and in West Africa.
‘I am delighted to be joining you in Kenya, a fascinating country. I look forward to
working with the dynamic Alliance Française team in Nairobi. Just like Hervé, I am
committed to the values of the Alliance Française which encourage intercultural
understanding and dialogue. Our role, of course, is to develop and facilitate access
to the French language, foster an understanding of French and Francophone
cultures, but also to ensure that the Alliance Française remains a formidable
space for exchanges and creativity that is accessible to all.’
Le Conseil d’Administration de l’Alliance Française au Kenya ainsi que le personnel souhaitent une chaleureuse
bienvenu à Cédric Taurisson qui succède Hervé Branèyre comme Délégué Général de l’Alliance Française au
Kenya et Directeur de l’Alliance Française de Nairobi. Cédric a été pendant quatre ans directeur de l’alliance
française de Ziguinchor au Sénégal, il a travaillé successivement comme coordinateur de programme en
ONG dans l’Océan Indien (Comores et Madagascar), dans le secteur culturel à Montréal (Canada) et comme
consultant et chargé de cours en communication en France et en Afrique de l’Ouest.
‘Je suis enchanté de rejoindre le Kenya: un pays fascinant. Je me réjouis de travailler avec la dynamique
équipe de Nairobi. Au même titre qu’Hervé, je m’inscris dans un projet qui vise à encourager le partage et le
dialogue des cultures. Notre rôle est, bien entendu, de développer et favoriser l’accès à la langue française,
montrer toute la richesse de cette langue et des cultures francophones mais surtout, de faire en sorte que
l’alliance française reste un formidable espace de rencontre et de créativité accessible à tous.’
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