On May 31st 2018 Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi, hosted a private screening on the short film 'Slow Down' by Folklore Films and Anto Neosoul. The film covers the story of redemption in the life of teenage boy who was brought up in an informal settlement or ghetto. The boy had big dreams but the circumstances of struggle and misfortune forced him to indulge in crime. The young boy whose football dreams and impoverished reality were inextricably intertwined, lead to a life of crime in the ghetto. He pays the ultimate price for seeking a way out of poverty. The film is inspired by actual events.
The Center, under its theme - Creative and Liberal Arts, is committed to providing a platform for local artists to utilize their influence and success to inspire the youth by empowering them to be confident, productive and to make a positive impact in their communities. The event also incorporated a panel discussion on the film where the audience was engaged in highlighting issues that are currently affecting the youth and to suggest remedies to these challenges.
The event is the second among a series of events that kicked off in December 2017 when the Center hosted a group of six artists where they talked about their life beyond their music careers.