After two successful years, the Slum Film Festival is preparing its third edition, expanding its focus to slum stories from across the African continent. The third edition of the Festival will be celebrated in Nairobi on September 2 – 9 2013, on open grounds at both Kibera and Mathare (Nairobi’s biggest slums), as well as central cultural venues around the city.
Although their crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo is now closed, You can still help by spreading the word about this great initiative.
The European Film Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year and remains the longest running film festival in Nairobi. This year, 18 critically acclaimed films from 13 European countries will be on the programme offering engaging content from the European continent.
Legio Maria (Latin for ‘Legion of Mary’), is a series of photographs by Andre Epstein. This set of photographs portrays the followers of a Legio Maria church located in Kibera slum, Nairobi.
TheLegio Maria church represents the continuation of a Luo community response to Christianity seen in its colonial form, and the control exercised by European missionaries on Christian communities in western Kenya. Legio Maria is a new religious movement and African independent church. The doctrine follows the central message of Christianity, and specifically in the central role of Mary as ‘queen’, ‘mother’ and the ‘mediatrix’. However, beliefs concerning the interaction between the world of the spirits and that of living human beings differs slightly from mainstream Catholic beliefs.