Hot Sun Foundation

Vision of Hot Sun Foundation: Social transformation through art and media. Mission: Identify and develop youth talent in East African slums to tell their stories on film. Rapid urbanization in East Africa and lack of options leads to wasted talent and frustration among the youth. Training in filmmaking enhances their creative potential, creating role models and cultural leaders from within their communities.
May 13, 2015

Changed My Life

Michael in a workshop at Hot Sun Foundation
Michael in a workshop at Hot Sun Foundation

Michael, age 25 

When did you first think of becoming a filmmaker?

A production crew come to my village to shoot some TV commercials. I liked the way they did their work. I started watching films and I love story telling.

How has your life changed since your training at Hot Sun Foundation?

It has made me change my way of life. I have a job and I am supporting myself. I have had the opportunity to travel to different places. I enjoy my work.

What are your plans for the future?

I would like to advance my editing skills and become the best in my field of work.

What training have you had with Hot Sun Foundation?

I have had all hands-on training from script writing, camera and editing. Basically the training covered all aspects of filmmaking.

Why is Hot Sun Foundation important for upcoming filmmakers?

It is important because it helps the youth to sharpen their skills in filmmaking and provides affordable training. 

What has Hot Sun Foundation contributed to the development of young filmmakers?

Hands-on training has helped a lot of young people to develop filmmaking skills faster.

What is the biggest challenge that young filmmakers face in Kenya?

Lack of money and support from the government is the biggest challenge we have.

What can filmmakers themselves do about the challenges they face?

Work hard and trust each other in the industry.

Why should people support Hot Sun Foundation?

Because Hot Sun Foundation is the home of filmmaking in Kenya. It supports young filmmakers in sharpening their skills.

Hot Sun Foundation training is affordable and is right on point of making good filmmakers.

We need your support!

Contribute to BONUS DAY Wed 13 May 2015

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Your donation will be matched!

Young filmmakers in Kenya like myself are counting on you!

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Mar 18, 2015

Witness to Social Transformation

Ignatius pointing to Kibera, where he lives
Ignatius pointing to Kibera, where he lives

Ignatius, 21 years old, aka The Kibera Kid

                Editor's note: Ignatius was chosen to be The Kibera Kid in the award winning short film, released in 2007. Ignatius lives in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya

I am now living in the world of believing all things are possibilities just because Hot Sun took me in my nothingness and put me in their film (The Kibera Kid)… an act that transformed my life wholly.

Today I can confidently say that the dreams I have today and the steps I have made Hot Sun has had a hand in them. I am grateful to the entire Hot Sun Foundation. I am what I am because of them.

People around the world should unite and help support Hot Sun Foundation in its aspirations to ensure social transformation through media and art. Many people today wouldn’t have become what they are it not for the impact Hot Sun has had in their lives.

I have witnessed people who used to just loiter in the slums of Kibera being transformed to great camera men and women and editors of TV stations in Kenya.

For me this is why primarily Hot Sun Foundation ought to be supported: to help give a future to those people who maybe have lost hope about the future and yet they have great talents that haven’t been tapped.

A better Kenya will and can be achieved with the existence of organisations such as Hot Sun Foundation.

I am witness to the great job they have done to many people in my locality.

REMINDER:

Wednesday 18 March is BONUS DAY at Global Giving, beginning at 9 am Eastern Daylight Time in the USA.

Your donation will be matched 30%.

Donate early in the day as funds are limited.

http://www.goto.gg/3632

Thank you!

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Mar 16, 2015

From Nothingness to Possibilities

Ignatius, aka The Kibera Kid
Ignatius, aka The Kibera Kid

Ignatius, 21 years old, aka The Kibera Kid

                Editors note: Ignatius was chosen to be The Kibera Kid in the award winning short film,released in 2007.       Ignatius lives in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya

Being in the short film The Kibera Kid changed my life to focus from just thinking about my problems in Kibera and how Kibera was bad to thinking about how I could become a great person in society.

This was because despite the fact that I was just a small boy from Kibera, I had featured in a film that received universal recognition. I started living in a world of believing in new possibilities for myself and my community.

Currently I am a student at the University of Nairobi finishing a degree in diplomacy and international studies. I am majoring in international relations and public international law. My big plans for the future are that after the degree course I want to source for opportunities to further my studies, to do a master sin public international law, foreign policy analysis or international security.

Hot Sun Foundation has proved to be an avenue where less privileged persons who would not have known how their future would look like can have the chance to start modelling the futures that they want. It has helped open my scope of seeing things around me.

Open up possibilities for more youth in East Africa.

Remember Hot Sun Foundation on Wed 18 March BONUS DAY.

Your donation will be matched 30%. Put it on your calendar.

Donate early in the day as funds are limited.

http://www.goto.gg/3632

Thank you!

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