Last month, we were part of a select audience across the country deciding the fate of a movie.
Nairobi Half Life, Kenya’s first official submission to the Academy Awards, was screened at The Palace Danbury as part of the Feature Film Project. Through this program, 100 theaters across the United States screen the movie and the audience votes if the film should return for a full one-week run at the theater.
This unique movie is about a young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya who dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of his dream and to the chagrin of his family, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity. Upon arrival he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn