We are pleased to announce ChildHope's participation in the Institut FranÃ§ais 13th Festival of World Culture. This year's edition features a host of UK premiÃ¨res, preview screenings, director Q&As and music at CinÃ© LumiÃ¨re, Rich Mix, Iniva and The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Presenting films from around 15 countries, the programme offers audiences a selection of the most outstanding new World Cinema, and continues to engage leading directors who bring a diverse range of cultures closer to home.
We will be answering questions about our work supporting children through local organisations in Kenya at the film screening of Soul Boy on Wednesday 6th June at Cine lumiere in the Institut Francais.
We encourage you to join us at the screening of Soul Boy as the film provides a moving insight into the situation faced by thousands of children living Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum.
Soul BoyKenya/Germany | 2010 | col | 61 mins | dir. Hawa Essuman, with Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani | cert. 12 | Swahili and English with English subtitles
Nairobi, Kenya. 14 year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Nairobi. One morning the teenager discovers his father ill and delirious and learns that his father has had his soul stolen by a local witch doctor. Supported by his friend Shiku, he begins an adventurous journey to find a cure. Soul Boy was filmed in Kibera, a slum in east Kenya with a predominantly local crew.
Winner of Audience Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010
CinÃ© lumiÃ¨re | Sat 4 June | 2pm | £9, conc. £7
Rich Mix | Sun 5 June | 2pm | £9, conc. £6.50
CinÃ© lumiÃ¨re | Wed 8 June | 3pm | £7, conc. £5
Followed by Q&A with a representative from ChildHope on 8 June
Venues:Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Box Office: 020 7613 7498
Tube: Liverpool Street / Shoreditch High Street
CinÃ© lumiÃ¨re at the Institut FranÃ§ais, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Box Office: 020 7073 1350
Tube: South Kensington