The Alchemist wants to make you a Kenyan film enthusiast

Kenyan Film

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The Alchemist Bar, a diverse collective of entrepreneurs in food, fashion, music and more, is inviting you to watch the best of Kenyan films for free.

The Alchemist has partnered with filmmakers Azza Satti and Peter Gitau to screen Kenyan films and series monthly to help promote local filmmakers and grow local audiences.

Here are the four films expected to screen on December 4th.

Clench – Life of a creative

Director: Mark Ayabei

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In recent years being a creative has been perceived as a less sustainable profession compared to doctors, engineers, lawyers etc.

This perception starts from our education systems all the way to the halls of our colleges and universities. Creatives are not empowered to believe they are of great value to the society, which in reality they play a most vital role in predicting and designing the future economies of our Country and Continent.

In spite of these challenges many creatives have managed to stay relevant through passion and persistence and a small percentage are slowly paving the way for others to follow. This short Film seeks to highlight that small group and change the perception of people on creative talent.

Imara

Director: Samuel Wanjohi

Imara tells the story of an ambitious passionate cyclist whose dreams of being a world champion in the sport live on despite his condition of having one leg left to race with.

Neophobia

Director: Mark Maina

The film, a modern day fairy tale, tells the story of a young woman obsessed with old routine and an unwillingness to try new things. When she unexpectedly finds an appreciation for a modern hair dryer, she is forced to completely rethink -and overthink -her life.

Poacher

Director: Tom Whitworth

A desperate farmer runs into trouble after he steals a stash of blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.

Winner: Best Short Film, KALASHA 2018, also nominated for: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director and Best Director of Photography.

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