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Out Film Festival: Speak Out!

Film Festival
Thurday, 10th September 2015, 3.00 - 8.30 pm; Friday,11th September 2015, 12.00 - 7.45 pm; Saturday, 12th September 2015, 11.00 am - 7.45 pm; Sunday, 13th September 2015, 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free
info@nairobi.goethe.org
Over the last few years there has been a rising tide of anti-gay sentiment in Africa. A number of countries have passed harsh laws that are intended to punish individuals who openly state that they are gay.

For example, on 24th February 2014 an anti-gay law was passed in Uganda, stipulating life imprisonment for gay sex and criminalizing the promotion of homosexuality. This was barely a month after similar legislation had been passed in Nigeria.

In other countries such as Senegal and Kenya there are renewed attempts to enforce hitherto silent anti-gay laws. As a way of encouraging public discourse on this subject, the Gay Kenya Trust in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kenya will be organising the fifth annual Out Film Festival to showcase LGBTI-themed films from Africa and across the world. The screenings will be followed by discussions of the central themes and the challenges faced by the LGBTI community in Kenya.

PROGRAMME
 
Thursday, 10th September 2015
3:00 to 3:30 pm – Registration and Reception
3:30 to 4:00 pm – Opening Statements
4:00 to 5:30 pm – Film screening: “Born this Way”
5:30 to 6.00 pm – Plenary discussion (with panel)
6:00 to 7:30 pm – Film screening: “Mala Mala”
7:30 to 8:00 pm – Plenary discussion (with panel)
8:00 pm – End of Day 1
 
Friday, 11th September 2015
12:00 am to 12:15 pm – Opening Statement
12:15 to 2:15 pm – Film screening: “Drei – 3”
2:15 to 2:45 pm – Plenary Discussion with Panel
2:45 to 3.00 pm – Film Screening: “L’autre Femme – The Other Woman”
3.00 to 3:30 pm – Plenary Discussion with Panel
3:30 to 5.00 pm – Film Screening: “Appropriate Behaviour”
5:10 to 5:40 pm – Film Screening: “ A Family Affair”
5:40 to 6:00 om – Plenary Discussion with Panel
6:00 to 7:20 pm – Film Screening: “Dicke Mädchen – Heavy Girls”
7:45 pm – Evening Reception
 
 
Saturday, 12th September 2015
11:00 am to 11:15 am – Opening Statement
11:15 am to 1:00 pm   - Film Screening: “I am Michael”
1:00 to 1:30 pm – Plenary Discussion with Panel
1:30 to 1:45 pm – Film Screening: “Mosa”
1:45 to 2:15 pm – Plenary Discussion with Panel
2:15 to 4:00 pm – Film Screening: “Freier Fall – Free Fall”
4:00 to 5:30 pm - Film Screening: “Difficult Love”
5:30 to 6:00 pm – Plenary Discussion with Panel
6:00 pm – Evening Reception
 
 
Sunday, 13th September 2015
1:00 pm to 1:15 pm – Opening Statement
1:15 pm to 1.30 pm – Film Screening: “Ibokhwe: The Goat”
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Film Screening: “Sense8 Episode 3 – Smart Money’s on the Skinny Bitch”
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Plenary Discussion with Panel
3:00 on to 4:15 pm – Film Screening: “We came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite”
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm – Final Plenary: “A look at film as an education, sensitization and advocacy tool”
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Film Screening: “Frangipani”
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Closing Ceremony
 

 

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