The city of Nairobi, both built-environment and slum, the backdrop for a young boy wondering inquisitively through the city. He metaphorically transforms into a TV, broadcasting imagery and sounds reflective of the surroundings and times. The theme of man and machine is not a new one, but it is interesting to see the interpretation of this theme as applied to the African urban environment.
‘Kichiwateli“- is part of the NRBLN – BLNRB project, to bring to two cities together, Nairobi & Berlin and their creative talents. The film, scored by music from Kenyan band Just a Band, produced by German collaborators Modeselektor and involving Kenyan artistic collective Maasai Mbili .