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'To Catch A Dream,' A Surreal Kenyan Fashion Film From The Nest

'To Catch A Dream' is a surreal Kenyan fashion film from Nairobi-based art collective The Nest.


To Catch A Dream is a striking new film from Kenyan multidisciplinary art collective The Nest in collaboration with their in-house fashion initiative Chico Leco. The beautiful short stars Kenyan model Ajuma Nasenyama in the lead role of a grieving widow plagued by recurring nightmares. In her quest to rid herself of the nightly terror Ajuma relies on a long forgotten urban legend which causes her to transcend the physical realm to face the ghosts of her past in the afterlife. Featuring stunning designs from eight local fashion houses, scenes from the film were shot in Magadi, Lake Naivasha as well as various locations throughout Nairobi. To Catch A Dream was written and directed by Nairobi-based visual artist Jim Chuchu--whose feature-length debut Stories of Our Lives was one of our Top Film of 2014-- with creative direction by stylist Sunny Dolat. Watch the 13-minute short below. Stream and download the film's original soundtrack, also by Chuchu, on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Ajuma Nasenyana as Ajuma in 'To Catch A Dream'

 

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AKA's Music Career Faces A Crisis Amidst Investigations Around Anele Tembe's Death

South African rapper AKA announced a cessation of all activities with Cruz Vodka. This, following the abuse allegations that have emerged during the investigations of his fiancée Anele Tembe's death.

South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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