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Nairobi Film Depicts Crime And The City

Tue, December 4, 2012 9:00am

Story by John Burnett

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For the first time, Kenya has a film in the hunt for an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Nairobi Half Life chronicles a young man's misbegotten migration from a rural village to the crime-ridden capital. The surprise hit film is helping Kenyans better understand Nairobi's crime culture.

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