'Nairobi Half Life,' Mati Diop, 'Narcocorrido' Among AFI FEST 2012 Award Winners

From Shadow and Act Thu Nov 8 2012, 20:20:19

Big congrats to Kenyan director David Tosh Gitonga, as his feature film debut, Nairobi Half Life, which S&A has covered plenty, has been awarded the Audience Breakthrough Award at the AFI FEST 2012, presented by Audi. The award comes with a $5,000 cash prize. And Student Academy Award winner Narcocorrido which stars Nicki Michaeux, directed by Ryan Prows also picked up an award for Honorable Mention for Performance: fir co-star Raul Castillo. Also, winning the award for Special Mention for Performance, for her contribution to the suspense/drama Simon Killer as both an actress and screenwriter, is Mati...

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