African Interactive: The Moving Image | Friday 9th November | 5 – 7 pm | iHub

By Rachel Gichinga
  Published 05 Nov 2012
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On Friday 9th November, join us at the iHub at 5pm for a livestreamed discussion on how Digital can expand the audience for the African moving image. Following on from the recent discussion at Encounters, Afrika eye is looking deeper into the question of how Digital can help expand the audience for the African moving image. We are holding a panel discussion simultaneously – both at Bristol’s Watershed and Nairobi’s iHub – live-linked by video. The Bristol panellists are Afrika Eye’s Simon Bright, director of Mugabe, and Andrew Mugoya, founder of In Nairobi will be Wanuri Kahiu, director of Pumzi, John Mwangi, owner of Zenj Multimedia Communications, Bob Nyanja, director of The Rugged Priest. Additionally, David Tosh Gitonga, director of Nairobi Half Life, will join us from Los Angeles. See here for further information about the panellists. Panellists and audience will debate where Digital will take the African moving image, and how African digital practices will affect the rest of the world. Differences between the Kenyan scene and other parts of the continent will be discussed. The goal is to look at some of the leading figures and the digital and cultural context they work in, including film creation, distribution and viewing. Ultimately we aim to foster collaborations that will bring more African moving images to viewers inside and outside the continent. This event is organised and moderated by Tim Kindberg of in Bristol, and The Creativez in Nairobi.  
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