Nairobi's most effective answer to Somali Islamism and the resulting Kenyan discrimination against its huge Somali community has a name: Eastleighwood! The film, music and dance project is giving Somalis in Kenya's capital a cultural voice.
The Motion Picture Academy will honor Johannes Preuss and Katja Benrath amid a competitive international field of student directors. Preuss' documentary examined Ghana's gold trade while Benrath's focused on terrorism.
The Student Academy Awards have praised two German directors and their movies about a terrorist attack in Kenya and illegal gold mining in Ghana. The prize has recognized talents such as Robert Zemeckis in the past.
Nairobi’s most effective answer to Somali Islamism and discrimination has a name: Eastleighwood! The film, music and dance project is giving the Somalis in Nairobi a cultural voice. Thanks to only one man!
Since the mid-20th century, pop culture has been in the vanguard of profound social change.
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