Ni Kuruka Maisha - Jumping into Life (documentary, 2014

© Nairobi Now
Genre : Film shoots
Contact details Arterial Network
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Release/publication date : August 2014
Published on : 08/04/2014
Source : Arterial Network Kenya

"Ni Kuruka Maisha - Jumping into Life" is a feature documentary whose main characters are young adults trained at the school of arts Kuruka Maïsha. Directed and filmed by young people from the same social background, the film offers a complicit and intense look at the life of young people in the slums. The film shows all the joy and pleasure they experience discovering their talents as entertainers, but suggests both the complexity and sometimes delusion they can encounter facing fantasies and dreams that arouse them in being an artist. "Ni Kuruka Maisha" (2014, 69'), Première in Nairobi, April 8th at 7.30pm @ Alliance Française, hosted by the Belgian Embassy, a production by Kuruka Maisha and Mwelu Foundation in co-production with Africalia.

Bring a friend along!

See the documentary teaser here.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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