Past Event

African Jubilee Film Festival: From a Whisper + Kibera Kid

Attend a special screening of two films in The African Jubilee Film Festival: From a Whisper (feature film) and Kibera Kid (short film). From a Whisper, by the celebrated, young Kenyan filmmaker Wanuir Kahiu, is an award-winning drama about the events surrounding the twin terrorist bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Narobi and Tanzania in 1998. Kibera Kid tells the story of an orphaned street boy named Otieno who lives in Kibera one of the world’s largest slums just outside of Nairobi. Evan Maina Mwangi, Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University, will lead the post-film conversation.

This is the second screening in The African Jubilee Film Festival, curated by Lynette Jackson and Floyd Webb, which runs from June 27 to December 5.

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the film festival.

This event is co-sponsored by portoluz, The DuSable Museum of African American History, the African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies departments at UIC, and The Public Square. portoluz is producer of the African Jubilee Film Festival.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit