INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS

16th - 25th JULY 2021

NAIROBI, KENYA

 

16 - 25 JULY NAIROBI

NOW ACCEPTING FILM SUBMISSIONS FOR UNDER OUR SKIN KENYA 2021

OPEN CALL

Submit your film to be considered for the official selection. 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.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 25 APRIL 2021

 
 
ABOUT

The first edition of Under Our Skin 2021, Kenya will be held in Nairobi from 16th to the 25th of July 2021. 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 both 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.    

 
 

THE FESTIVAL

 

Screenings and events will take place in informal settlements, cinemas and host venues across the city. A subsequent four day edition will be held in Kilifi later 2021 (dates to be confirmed).

Under Our Skin Film 2021 will focus on three

main human rights focused themes:

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.

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. 

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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