#BomoaUkuta 2023 - Kick-off for the mobile phone video competition in celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Germany's Reunification

#BomoaUkuta 2023

#BomoaUkuta 2023, © German Embassy

01.08.2023 - Article


In 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down in a peaceful revolution, leading to Germany’s reunification on 3rd October 1990. It paved the way to 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 political as well as physical obstacles that divided our country.

In celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Germany‘s reunification, and for the fourth year in a row, the German Embassy Nairobi is initiating a mobile phone video competition addressing Kenyans to tell their stories on the theme of tearing down walls and overcoming obstacles today.

Today, we all live in societies where we face many every-day obstacles as individuals or even together, whether in Germany, Kenya or elsewhere in the world.

As Germany and Kenya this year commemorate 60 years of diplomatic relations, we would like to know from you: Which walls you would like to see torn down and which bridges to be built between our two countries and our continents to further deepen our cooperation and friendship? Je, ungependa kubomoa ukuta gani?

Tell us your story in a short video on how we can overcome obstacles that may be in the way of the friendship between Germany and Kenya. Which walls you would like to tear down that hold back relations between our countries today? Which bridges would you like to build to further enhance cooperation between our two countries and continents? Show us until 31st August 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:

  • A videographer starter pack consisting of an iPhone 14 (128 GB), a DJI OSMO Mobile SE gimbal, a Rode VideoMic Go II and more accessories to continue your creative voyage as a mobile video artist.
  • A brand new iPhone SE 2022 (128GB), a Rode VideoMicro II and more accessories.
  • A brand new Samsung Galaxy A54 (128GB) and filming accessories.

In addition, all the top 10 entrants of the #BomoaUkuta 2023 competition will also get the opportunity to participate in a Mobile Filmmaking Masterclass and meet established Kenyan filmmakers.

The winners will be announced on October 3, 2023 during the Day of German Unity celebrations.

How can you participate?

Send us your answer as a video together with a duly filled participation form, and a signed scan of our Terms and Conditions until 31 August 2023!

Your video has to be between 30 and 180 seconds long, excluding credits.

All Submissions can be sent via WhatsApp (+254793076611) or via E-Mail to bomoaukuta@nair.diplo.de (preferably as a download or transfer link as the maximum email size is limited to 10 MB).

Eligible submissions must include the duly filled participation form, a video, as well as the signed Terms and Conditions!

Download the poster here. Please feel free to share it out!

Download the participation form here.

Download the Terms and Conditions here.

Find last year's Top 10 #BomoaUkuta participants on the #BomoaUkuta YouTube channel here.

We look forward to receiving your video 🙂!

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