Monday, January 28, 2013

Events: Multi Disciplinary Festival - Kesho Imefika [A Citizen’s Festival on elections and leadership], Jan. 28-Feb. 1 2013 @ Alliance

Kesho Imefika Festival
KESHO IME FIKA: A Citizen’s Festival on elections and leadership presented by Alliance Française in partnership with INFORM Action, The XYZ Show, Pitcha Mtaani & Dan ‘Chizi’ Aceda

Dates: January 28 to February 1, 2013
Time: Daily at 7 pm
Entrance: Free

This multidisciplinary festival will tackle issues of unity and diversity, corruption and impunity, land issues and reform, governance and leadership with critical eyes and voices, through the mediums of editorial cartoons, XYZ puppets, ‘Kenya Burning’ photographs, music and performing arts, documentaries and public service announcements. 
Cartoons by leading Kenyan cartoonists and ‘Kenya Burning’ photographs by Boniface Mwangi will graphically illustrate the path that must be avoided.
Cartoons on Display [Cartoon by Gado]
A series of short documentaries by ‘INFORM Action’ that specializes in film and community discussions, led by Maina Kiai, former Chairman of the Kenya National Human Rights Commission and UN Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Assembly and of Association, will engage Kenyans on the persistent need to demand political and social accountability.
Skits and voice talents from the XYZ show together with musicians and comedians including Dan ‘Chizi’ Aceda, Winyo and Larry Asego will use their artistic expressions to emphasize the essence of the festival.

Opening: Monday January 28, 2013
Venue & Time: AF gardens – 7pm
FILM: ‘Disputed Fields’ - 2012, 30min
OPENING LIVE PERFORMANCE by Eric Wainaina and The Best Band in Africa

Tuesday 29 January
AF auditorium – 7pm
FILM: ‘No Man’s Land. Ni Yetu’ - 2012, 30min

Wednesday 30 January
Venue & Time: AF gardens – 7pm
FILM: ‘Project Lamu: Development or Disaster?’ - 2012, 30min
PERFORMANCE by ‘The XYZ Show’ Voice talents

Thursday 31 January
Venue & Time: AF gardens – 7pm
FILM: ‘Getting Justice: Kenya’s deadly game of wait and see’ - 2009, 60 min

Closing: Friday 1 February
Venue & Time: AF gardens – 7pm
FILM: ‘Unfinished Business: in Central Kenya’- 2013, 30min
CLOSING LIVE PERFORMANCE and album launch by Winyo
Fat Cats in Kenya [Cartoon by Gado]

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