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Chris Paul Daniels

  • Chris Paul Daniels

    Chris Paul Daniels

Synopsis

Premier/Divisions is an artist film that blurs the line between documentary and experimental observational studies, in an attempt by the maker, as an outsider, to understand the complexities and tensions surrounding perceived and real notions of division in Kenyan society in the run up to the 2013 presidential elections.

The footage was documented at a time when tensions were particularly at the forefront of Kenya’s collective consciousness due to the occurrences of the 2007/08 election and the so called ‘post-election violence’ wherein tribal, class and political conflicts resulted in the murders of over 1,200 people.

Through a series of interviews with Nairobi residents, including artists, film makers, journalists, and musicians, director Chris Paul Daniels mixes oral anecdotal perspectives on contemporary Kenyan life within the context of tensions highlighted by the election, which was controversially won by President Uhuru Kenyatta on 4 March 2013.

The film aims to present a personalised portrait of Nairobi with all its vibrancy, complexities and contradictions and reflect on universal societal habits to seek communal identities, ideologies and alliances. http://chrispauldaniels.blogspot.co.uk

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
60 mins
Format
HD Video
Director
Chris Paul Daniels 1st Feature
Producer
Chris Paul Daniels
Editor
Chris Paul Daniels
Screenwriter
Chris Paul Daniels
Director of Photography
Chris Paul Daniels
Production Designer
Chris Paul Daniels
Sound
Chris Paul Daniels and Jamie Finlay
Music
Ochieng Nelly
Principal Cast
Renee Mboya, Paul Onditi, Cyrus Kabiru, Kevin Oduor, Sylvia Gichia

Production Company

Chris Paul Daniels
http://www.chrispauldaniels.com
(0044)7815127149
christopher.daniels@network.rca.ac.uk

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Company

Chris Paul Daniels
http://www.chrispauldaniels.com
(0044)7815127149
christopher.daniels@network.rca.ac.uk