The fourth Nairobi Slum Film Festival continues until 11 October with showings of films about and by people living in Nairobi's main slum communities of Kibera, Mathare and Kawangware.
The community-based festival is an opportunity not only for people living in these areas to watch films but also to encourage them to talk about their lives in these “informal” urban settlements and to participate in film making.
The film festival's purpose is to encourage creativity in these slums and to form a network for the distribution of films made by and about these city communities. There are film showing in Kibera, Mathare and Kawangware from 7-10 October at 16.00.
The project is sponsored by the World Friends, the Royal African Society, the Kenya Film Commission, the French, Italian and Spanish embassies in Kenya and the Alliance Française.
This year there have been about 80 entries received, double the amount in 2013. Awards will be given in the following categories: best documentary, best drama and best news piece. The winning entries will be screened at the Alliance Française on 11 October.