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The Nest Collective

A small army of thinkers, makers and believers in Nairobi.

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About

The Nest Collective is a small army of thinkers, makers and believers living and working in Nairobi— Together we explore our troubling modern identities, re-imagine our pasts and remix our futures. In all our works, we prioritize the acknowledgement and stating of our different individual perspectives and privileges. We don't always agree with one another, and our work strives to convey this dialogue. We create work together, dissecting and subverting the layers of how Africans are seen and unseen, what Africans can and cannot do, where Africans can and cannot go, and what Africans can and cannot say. Founded in 2012, the Nest Collective has created works in film, music, fashion, visual arts and literature such as the critically-acclaimed queer anthology film Stories of Our Lives, which has so far screened in over 80 countries and won numerous awards, and Tuko Macho—a groundbreaking interactive crime web series widely considered to be one of the best African TV series. The Nest Collective also founded HEVA—Africa's first creative business fund—to strengthen the livelihoods of East Africa's creative entrepreneurs. Members: Amal Mohamed, George Gachara, Jim Chuchu, Kendi Kamwambia, Mars, Njeri Gitungo, Njoki Ngumi, Noel Kasyoka, Olivia Ambani, Sunny Dolat and Wakiuru Njuguna, with project support from Hope Bii.

Awards

2016

Official Selection

Toronto International Film Festival

  • Our interactive web series - Tuko Macho - was selected to screen at TIFF2016 as part of the Primetime program, a showcase of the best of international television.

2015

Official Selection

Movies That Matter Film Festival

2015

WINNER: Special Jury Prize

Berlinale Teddy Awards

2015

Official Selection

Berlin International Film Festival

2015

WINNER: Best Original Music

Berlin International Fashion Film Festival

  • Our fashion short - To Catch A Dream - won the Best Original Music award.

2015

MOMA Documentary Fortnight Festival

MOMA

2015

Official Selection

Berlin International Fashion Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival

2015

WINNER: 2nd Place Audience Award

Berlinale Panorama

2014

Official Selection

Toronto International Film Festival