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I liked all the films especially the one for Superman [“This is Joe”] and the last one which was longer [“ Frontman ”]. I look forward to at...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ROFFEKE SCREENING AT WECREATE KENYA CENTRE, LAVINGTON.

“Hi Mildred. Thanks for the invitation. It was an interesting experience. I loved that there were creative people gathered and the environment encouraged openness and diversity of ideas and feelings. Topics discussed were very diverse. It was very refreshing to meet smart, courageous people in Nairobi who are not in the mainstream. ROFFEKE seems to be the kind of event where the 'underground' creatives gather and connect. This community will create the future of the region! I look forward to more such events. “
- Melissa Mbugua

Review by Josephine Koima: Intern.

The 17th September ROFFEKE screening was characterized by a burst of ideas and ideals from professionals in and out of the Film industry. The event, held at We Create Kenya Centre in Lavington , was an interesting blend of young women and some men doing their part in living and fulfilling their dreams, and also intending to make the world a little bit better.

First was the screening of short films and music videos from all around the world, all staying true to the spirit of rock n’ roll.
In attendance were two individuals who work at iHub in different capacities. (It’s worth noting that the 2015 ROFFEKE screening was held at iHub) . Melissa Mbugua, an Innovation Engagement Officer spoke passionately about Ushahidi, a platform developed to help citizens raise their voices and concerns about various issues around them.It is also intended to make leaders accountable for their promises.Ushahidi has mostly been effective in monitoring elections, having been developed after the 200/2008 post election violence in Kenya. Other African countries , like Mozambique, have made use of it recently. She mentioned how effective a Twitter campaign labeled #WhatisARoad has helped Nairobi residents voice complains about the state of roads around the county. Certainly, within weeks of running, it generated a lot of traffic (in terms of Tweets) and through rigorous process of dialogue and action with the County government of Nairobi, progress is being seen with regard to repair of these roads. The ‘Ushahidi’ team hopes that in the near future, the same concept will extend to other Counties around the Country.

Her counterpart, Angela Kabari reiterated the same sentiments regarding Ushahidi, though her engagement at the screening was different. Ms Kabari represents a program called ‘The School Series’ that combines the skills of trained personnel to impact the lives of young people between the high-school going ages to those in the university. It is a mentorship program that creates awareness of the world to young adults providing them with skills such as decision-making, conflict resolution, critical-thinking and communication to navigate adulthood.It is an incredible program divide into categories as these ;
i)Life school (19-25yrs) ii)Finishing school (18-20yrs) form four graduates and those who have not yet joined tertiary institutions. iii)Secondary School (Form 1- Form 4) and is surely seeking to address the shortcomings of the Kenyan Curriculum.

Innovation and technology was an important theme at the screening. Tiffany Nthoki and Jessica Ninteretse shared an innovation called ‘TAKA SMART’ a product of Africa Nazarene University students. In an effort to reduce environmental pollution, this method involves collecting recyclable materials and taking them to Taka smart collection agents , after which one gets to earn ‘Taka points’ which can later be redeemed for Airtime. This is only possible after one has subscribed to the service. It uses SMS technology so it can reach more users, those who cannot access smart phones. Fairly a new concept, the product is set to be officially launched soon. It is encouraging to see young people doing their part in environmental conservation by taking part in waste management.

To matters food, we had the pleasure of having a bubbly entrepreneur with a catering business. A chef by profession, Shiru Kimani , or ‘The Roaming Cook’ as she’s known on online platforms, shared her insights on why she loves what she does. Her desire is to make people enjoy home cooking, and more so, creating new and unique dishes with all the same ingredients .She confessed on how she feels not challenged when clients ask for the same ‘Kenyan food’ we are used to at functions –Pilau, chapatti, all kinds of meat stew e.t.c. One thing was noticeable, she really did want to make a difference in the attitudes of Kenyans regarding food, and cooking in general. Through her social media platforms, Shiru Kimani shares her recipes, and her thoughts regarding that particular industry.
Music and Film goes hand in hand. Therefore, it was such a delight to have two percussionists and drummers from ‘Mtafsiri Africa’ an entertainment enterprise based in Nairobi. Reagan Oduor the founder, who’s also a Tutor, and Solomon Muchiri, a student, shared their experiences and journey through their love for music and drumming. Admitting that the entertainment industry offers its own challenges, Reagan says that having a passion for what you do will certainly make your hardwork easy to cut through any barrier. They make their own drums, and this supplements their income.The 10 minutes of performance was thrilling reminiscent of the ‘Samosa ‘ and ‘Koroga’ festivals that they’ve been able to perform at over the years.

Alexander Nderitu, an author and poet, a man who also has interest in Film and technology was the last to speak. He is an e-novelist, which basically means his works can only be bought on the internet, no hard copies unless specially requested by a reader. He was born on April 23rd, shares a birthday with William Shakespeare, perhaps what inspired him to be a career writer. Alexander, or ‘Saint Alex’ as he’s sometimes known, became Africa’s first digital novelist in 2002 for the publication ‘When the Whirlwind passes’ a book that remains Africa’s most downloaded novel. Despite such accomplishments, he remains a simple man, who loves to read, and loves to write. He hopes Kenyans could re-ignite their reading culture and support local writers and artists.
The highlight of his talk, in my opinion, was when he read an excerpt from ‘Hammer of the Gods’ a 1985 book written by music journalist Stephen Davis. The book is considered an unauthorized biography of the English rock band ‘Led Zeppelin’ The excerpt: The essential ingredient for any successful rock group is energy-the ability to give out energy, to receive energy from the audience, and give it back.

It is, after all, a love for rock n’ Roll that birthed ROFFEKE.

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