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Mobile phone video competition in celebration of the

30th anniversary of the Day of German Unity

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall was torn down in a peaceful revolution, opening up the way for Germany’s reunification and a free, more inclusive, liberal and progressive society in all of Germany. This was possible due to the great engagement and courage of many who came together in a vision to overcome the invisible political as well as actual wall that divided our country.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of German reunification, the German Embassy Nairobi is initiating a mobile phone video competition addressing Kenyans to tell their stories on the theme of tearing down invisible walls and over-coming obstacles today.

Even now, we all live in societies where we face many obstacles in our daily life as individuals or even together, whether in Germany, Kenya or elsewhere in the world. We would like to know from you: Which obstacles do you see today for your individual progress or progress of society as a whole? Which invisible walls would you like to see torn down? Ungependa kubomoa ukuta gani?

Tell us your story in a short video. Show us until 24 September what you would like to see changed. Reach a large audience through your participation on all major social networks in Kenya, and win one of the following prizes:

  1. VIP ticket with your plus one for our 3 October party, getting picked up within Nairobi city by one of our diplomatic vehicles, meeting the Ambassador and the bands back-stage and a videographer starter pack consisting of an iPhone with a clip-on microphone to continue your creative voyage as a mobile video artist.
  2. Exclusive lunch with your plus one in one of Nairobi’s top restaurants with the head of the Press and Communications department of the German Embassy to talk about the subject of your video! Pick-up within Nairobi city in a diplomatic vehicle, as well as a brand new mobile phone, clip-on microphone and powerbank.
  3. New Midrange phone, microphone and powerbank
  4. Places 4-10 include an exclusive Embassy gift basket with a powerbank.

Your winning videos will be featured during our Day of German Unity party on 3 October!

Please note that the prizes are to be redeemed in Nairobi and that the German Embassy cannot reimburse any travel expenses to or from Nairobi, or other expenses incurred due to participation in the contest.

All videos sent to us by Sunday, 24 September 2019 will be taken into account by a jury consisting of Edith Kimani (@edith_kimani - Deutsche Welle News Anchor), Timothy Owase (@TimothyOwase1, CEO, Kenya Film Commission), the German Embassy as well as Goethe-Institut Kenya (@Goethe_Kenya). Among all submissions the jury will select a shortlist consisting of 10 videos being announced after the scheduled closing date.

Videos submitted should be between 30 and 180 seconds each, excluding credits. All Submissions can be sent via WhatsApp (+254793076611) or via E-Mail to bomoaukuta@nair.diplo.de (preferably download or transfer link, maximum email size limited to 10 MB).

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