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INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS
11th - 19th NOVEMBER 2022 
NAIROBI, KENYA

 

11 - 19 NOVEMBER NAIROBI

2ND EDITION UNDER OUR SKIN KENYA 2022

OPEN CALL

Under our Skin believes in the power of cross-community dialogues since human rights issues cut across individuals, and communities therefore there is a need to invest in creating spaces for people to interact and have dialogues on these issues.

 

During the festival, content will be screened in informal settlements, cinemas, and host venues across Nairobi. Entries will be eligible for festival competitions, promotion across social media, mentions during the closing ceremony, and festival awards.

 

OPENING 11 NOVEMBER 2022

 
 
ABOUT

The second edition of Under Our Skin 2022, Kenya will be held in Nairobi from 11th to 19th November 2022. The festival aims to entertain, inform and inspire through the medium of film. We'll motivate audiences and participants to question, debate, and reflect on the state of human rights in Kenya and internationally.

 

We're engendering action and positive change for society and individuals. We welcome documentaries, fiction, conceptual films, and animations of all lengths.    

 
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THE FESTIVAL

 

Screenings and events will occur in informal settlements, cinemas, and host venues across the city. A subsequent four-day edition will be held in Lamu from the 24th to the 27th of November 2022.​

Under Our Skin Film, 2022 will focus on three

main human rights-focused themes:

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Focuses on Human Rights issues related to self expression of sexuality, class or gender, of note in Kenya: LGBTQ+ rights, Ghetto Kumoka (Ghetto Pride), economies of care and adolescents and teenagers.

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Explores notions of corruption at the state level and police brutality. In slum areas in particular there is great tension between the community members and those in power. 

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Understands how injustices perpetuate within the infrastructural framework of the country. Examples range from processes of decolonization and climate refugees and other impacts of climate change. 

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