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Herr Jakub Barua

 
Einladende Institution: Iwalewa-Haus
Aufenthalt: 31. Oktober 2012
Informationen zur Person: Jakub Barua, one of Kenya’s finest filmmakers and photographers was guest at the Iwalewa-Haus in October 2012. He presented two of his films and talked about his perspective on Nairobi as an architectural enigma text. Barua graduated from the University of Warwick, UK and went on to study film directing at the National Film School in Lodz, Poland. His award winning films have been screened at numerous film festivals around the world, and yet his work is little known in Kenya. His work is defined by sophisticated aesthetics and the exploration of memory and history through narrative forms, which happen to be important discourses for the Iwalewa-Haus and its own history and collection. Besides his art creation, Jakub Barua has also been engaged in arts management positions, e.g. as artistic director of a Warsaw-based TV station and as the festival director of the Zanzibar International Film Festival for 2005/6.