March: Culture month

In our last week’s arts and culture page, we brought you closer to the culture of Brazil with a series of event planned in March by the Brazilian Embassy. March will also bring you a little bit of creativity from Kenya, a fantasy story from Germany as well as a little bit of soulful music from the Goethe Institute.

Krabat

Krabat, a film from Germany, is an adaptation of the book by Otfried Preussler. It is the story of a 14 year old boy called Krabat whose mother had just died. As an orphan, hungry and destitute, he wanders through the desolate countryside with two other orphans. 
In time, an old miller takes Krabat under his wings, along with the other kids and they start living at the mill. After some time, the boy notices something very strange. Every year, one of the boys that are living at the mill dies, while the old miller becomes healthier and younger.
The film, directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, is intriguing and deals primarily with black magic and the lure of evil, but also deals with friendship, love and death.
If I have piqued your curiosity, you should definitely watch the whole movie on the 20th of March at the Goethe Institute. The film will start at 5:30pm.

Munit + Jörg: Ethio-Acoustic Soul

These two have gained a huge fan base for the endearing and charming way they perform. If you are a fan, you will have the chance to experience some of their charm on the 18th of March at a concert to be held at the National Theater.
The concert is to be held on the occasion of the 50 year anniversary of the Elysée Treaty between the French and German governments.
As always, expect the concert to be lively, while relaxing, with the two artists telling stories and their music painting pictures about love, life and memories using just a guitar.  The concert will start at 6:00pm. Be there, and enjoy it!

Pumzi
This film is considered to be Kenya’s first Sci-fi themed film, and is about a young woman’s life in post-apocalyptic Kenya, who is determined to leave the confines of the hi-tech city and search for her dream of a green future.
The young woman goes on a journey to find the truth, and in order to do that, she must evade from the law makers and travel through a no man’s land. Pumzi is a very interesting presentation of the idea of a post-apocalyptic and high-tech world from an African perspective.  The film is written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu, and will be screened at the Goethe Institute on the 22nd of March at 6:30pm.