Nairobi Berries

Nairobi Berries

Kenya | Ng’endo Mukii

Two women and a man wrangle. Each must hollow out the other's core for fruits promised but only ever borne in dreams. A poetic symphony on Nairobi.

Filmmakers note: The title, Nairobi Berries, is a play on words for us. We often talk of 'Nairoberry' which refers to our high rate of crimes and robbery. I was contemplating on the why of this culture, what we are seeking that creates pervasive hording and petty crime. These are the 'fruits promised.' The dream that one day we will also live lavishly and reap the bounty that this city has to offer, its fruits; Nairobi Berries. It is a dream sequence, as many people experience daily life. Without control or power to make decisions, moving from one scene to the next participating almost as a voyeur, being part of things but unable to direct them.

  • Director: Ng’endo Mukii
  • Country: Kenya

This film is playing as a part of SIFF VR Zone

This year, SIFF is excited to debut a new Festival venue: The SIFF VR Zone at Pacific Place. Produced by Seattle's WonderTek Labs, the program showcases a tightly curated selection of immersive and interactive storytelling from Seattle and around the world. The diverse slate includes a 360 African Storytelling section with innovative pieces from Senegal and Kenya; Greenland Melting, a new work from "Godmother of VR" Nonny de la Peña and co-director Catherine Upin; breathtaking new experimental pieces from South Korea, China, and Australia; immersive 360 music videos from Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and The Posies, and compelling new works by Seattle-based VR developers and artists. A 360 Youth section will showcase Tapestry 360, a slate of new 360 films recently created by seven Seattle youth, alongside 360 films created by a group of Syrian youth living in a refugee camp in Jordan, produced by Al Jazeera and executive producer Zahra Rasool. Check out the full list of content below the screening times.

The SIFF VR Zone at Pacific Place will include both 360 Storytelling stations, presenting arthouse-level 360 video content and an Interactive Gallery featuring interactive experiential content in 8-10 individual booths.

General Admission: $25 | $20 Members
Includes a 90 minute time slot to explore over two dozen VR and 360 video experiences.

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