March 19 – 30
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Run Time: 94 minutes
Filmed on location in the vast Nairobi slum of Kibera with a mostly local cast and crew, TOGETHERNESS SUPREME describes the political tensions between ethnic tribes that led to the disputed Kenyan presidential election of December 2007. American director Nathan Collett first worked with Kibera street kids on a short film in 2006. But upon returning in 2008, he discovered that many of his young friends had moved (in post-election violence, more than 1,300 Kenyans were killed, and more than 350,000 displaced). Collett and a few remaining youths started work on what would become TOGETHERNESS SUPREME, a stylish film that was screened for small groups around Kenya and won several Africa Movie Academy Awards. It centers on the lives of three young slum-dwellers-Otieno the hustler, Kamau the peace-loving artist, and Alice the preacher's daughter. As the men begin working for the ODM party, their relationship is tested by politics, tribal differences, and their mutual love of Alice. Shot on a revolutionary digital camera, TOGETHERNESS SUPREME looks stunning and its lead actors are extraordinarily charismatic amateurs. (In Kiswahili, Sheng, Kikuyu, Luo, and English with subtitles) – B.B.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 9:20 AM
Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM
Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2:20 PM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Nathan Collett grew up in Venezuela, Australia, the U.S., Pakistan, and Kenya, and is based in Nairobi. He studied African History at Stanford University, earned a Master's degree at the USC Film School, and was awarded a Fulbright Grant in 2006 to research storytelling in Nairobi slums. He is the founder of Hot Sun Films, which seeks to transform society through art and media and develops new talent among Africa's urban youth.
TOGETHERNESS SUPREME (2010)