From a Whisper | Bleader

Sunday, July 18, 2010

From a Whisper

Posted By on 07.18.10 at 10:56 AM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

From a Whisper

  • "From a Whisper"

An artist whose mother died in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, bonds with an intelligence officer whose best friend was killed in the same attack, in Wanuri Kahiu's 2008 drama From a Whisper, which explores the aftermath for victims and their loved ones, ten years after the events of Aug. 7, 1998, when U.S. embassies were bombed in Nairobi and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

From a Whisper screens as part of the African Jubilee Film Festival, today at 2 p.m. at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St.

It's preceded by Nathan Collette's short Kibera Kid, about a Nairobi orphan forced to reevaluate his life in a street gang. Northwestern Anglophone African literature professor Evan Maina Mwangi will hold a discussion after the screening.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Ed M. Koziarski

  • Dead Snow

    Nazi zombies terrorize snowmobiling Norse medical students in "Dead Snow," screening Tuesday 8/30 as the final installment in the Logan Square International Film Series's August "Summer Camp" program.
    • Aug 29, 2011
  • Salonathon

    Salonathon

    The Chicago Underground Film Festival curates a program of "fantastical, funny, friendly, freakish films" from this year's lineup Monday 8/8 at Beauty Bar.
    • Aug 4, 2011
  • 48-Hour Film Project

    Join a team, make a movie in a weekend, watch it at the Logan, and vie for a chance to screen at Cannes, in the 48-Hour Film Project this weekend.
    • Jul 25, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Music
November 18
Performing Arts
Casa Propia Aguijón Theater
October 26

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories