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Fri, 07 Oct

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UNSEEN Cinema

A LETTER TO YENE directed by Manthia Diawara’

On Friday 7th October 2022, NCAI OFFSITE invites you to the premiere of Manthia Diawara’s film, A Letter from Yene, in partnership with Mubi and UNSEEN Nairobi The screening will be followed by an online conversation between Manthia Diawara and Renée Akitelek

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A LETTER TO YENE directed by Manthia Diawara’
A LETTER TO YENE directed by Manthia Diawara’

Time & Location

07 Oct 2022, 17:00 EAT

UNSEEN Cinema, Wood Ave, Nairobi, Kenya

About the event

A Letter from Yene, emerges from conversations with the community in the seaside town of Yene, Senegal, where Diawara lives for part of the year. The documentary unfolds as if it were a letter written to the viewer. Following encounters between fishermen, pebble collectors and himself, Diawara explores how their intersecting lives collectively and unknowingly contribute to the undermining of their shared environment.

  ©Manthia Diawara, A Letter from Yene Courtesy of @MUBI

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UNSEEN NAIROBI is an independent cinema and social venue which opened its doors in 2020. At our hidden rooftop, guests can immerse themselves with an intimate cinema experience, whilst enjoying a cold cocktail and a view of the city.

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