Nairobi Half Life
Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice Chancellor) together Mr. James Ogolla (Director, University Advancement) and Dr. Rachael Diang’a (Assistant Professor of Film) receive 200 copies of the Nairobi Half Life film from Ms. Grace Kago (Kenya Film Commission) (Right) and Mr. William Wakasiaka (Ginger Ink) (Second left).

Dr. Rachael Diang’a and Diana Meso

The School of Communication, Cinematics and Creative Arts (SCCCA) received a donation of 200 copies worth Ksh. 100,000 of the Kenyan award-winning film Nairobi Half Life from Ginger Ink- a Kenyan-based film servicing and production company on Thursday July 5.

The donation presented by Kenya Film Commission’s Ms Grace Kago and Ginger Ink representative Mr. William Wakasiaka was received by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza and Assistant Professor of Film Dr. Racheal Diang’a. This will be used as training materials for students taking Film Production and Directing and Animation courses and help the students appreciate and support local films.

In his remarks, Prof. Zeleza thanked the donors and pointed out that USIU-Africa aims at positioning SCCCA as one of the best film school in the region by responding to industry needs and economy’s demand through tapping into the vast creative talents in the University and the increasing realization of the place of creative industries in Kenya’s economy.

The film will be screened at the Old Gym-TV Room on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5 pm.
Nairobi Half Life is a 2012 Kenyan drama film that tells the story of an aspiring actor who travels from his rural home to Nairobi with the hope of achieving his dreams but instead ends up tangled with a mob of criminals.