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Dir. The Nest Collective
Kenya. 2018. Total RT 44 mins. English, Swahili with English Subs.
Four episodes from The Nest’s latest innovation in direct to digital storytelling explore the contemporary urban dystopia. With a playful and magnified lens, The Nest explore the complex moralities used by citizens to navigate Nairobi known locally by it’s unscrupulous nickname Nairobbery.
The Nest Collective
The Nest Collective is a multidisciplinary arts collective living and working in Nairobi. Together they explore troubling modern identities, re-imagine pasts and remix futures. In all their works, they prioritize the acknowledgement and stating of their different individual perspectives and privileges, and their work strives to convey this dialogue. Founded in 2012, the Nest Collective has created works in film, music, fashion, visual arts and literature such as the critically acclaimed queer anthology film Stories of Our Lives, which has so far screened in over 80 countries and won numerous awards, Tuko Macho — a groundbreaking interactive crime web series widely considered to be one of the best African TV series, and Not African Enough — a fashion book exploring the shifting aesthetics in and around Kenyan design. The Nest Collective also founded HEVA — Africa’s first creative business fund of its kind—to strengthen the livelihoods of East Africa’s creative entrepreneurs.