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.
Sep 17, 2012

Script Power!

Script Power Seminar logo
Script Power Seminar logo

What does it take to write a compelling script and make a short film? 

A group of young East African filmmakers in Nairobi had the opportunity to write scripts and produce a short film thanks to Hot Sun Foundation, who sponsored the Script Power Seminar.

With the support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, Hot Sun Foundation was able to bring an experienced scriptwriter, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran,  to Nairobi for one month to work with a group of young highly motivated East African scriptwriters.  

The young scriptwriters were enthusiastic about the month-long seminar. 

My experience in making a short film is that it is energy consuming, mind gruelling but also a lot of fun, especially if there is good chemistry with the people that you are working with.

Thank you Hot Sun Foundation for a fantastic and informative month. My script writing has definitely changed for the better.

Thanks to all of you who support Hot Sun Foundation at Global Giving! 

You are providing a unique opportunity for young East African filmmakers to tell their stories on film!

Invest in the creativity of young East African filmmakers!

Reminder:  Wed. Oct. 17 is BONUS DAY when Global Giving will match your gift by 30%! 

Please pass the word.

Many thanks!  You are making a difference!

Young East Africans with Dwayne Johnson-Cochran
Young East Africans with Dwayne Johnson-Cochran
Young East African working on scripts
Young East African working on scripts

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Aug 14, 2012

Giving and Giving

Community screening at Slum Film Festival Nairobi
Community screening at Slum Film Festival Nairobi

And what are you getting? 

Young talent from Nairobi slums making great shorts films, screening their films in the Nairobi Slum Film Festival, and learning scriptwriting in the Script Power Seminar…

The Slum Film Festival was shown to thousands of people in Nairobi, Kenya, 6-13 August 2012, giving hard-earned recognition to young filmmakers from the slums. 

The Script Power Seminar was co-sponsored by Hot Sun Foundation and a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to bring an award-winning scriptwriter from Los Angeles to lead a one-month intensive scriptwriting seminar for young filmmakers.  

All because of YOU!

Your donations have kept Hot Sun Foundation and its Kibera Film School and Kibera TV programs going!

Without your support, we could not pay our bills.

Kibera Film School is  the only comprehensive, hands-on film-making training available to youth in Kenya from families with limited economic resources.

Yes that's right…the ONLY intensive film-making training in Kenya that prepares youth from slum communities to share their stories on video to their communities and the world.

Here's a recent post on the Hot Sun Foundation website: I am overwhelmed at how you have groomed so much talent from the Kibera slum that would have never been discovered

We are counting on you.

Especially helpful would be a recurring donation of $25 or more every month… the cost of a restaurant meal… gives us a base of financial support.

Thank you always.

Children watching Slum Film Festival entertainment
Children watching Slum Film Festival entertainment
Script Power Seminar, Hot Sun Foundation
Script Power Seminar, Hot Sun Foundation
Young participants in Script Power Seminar
Young participants in Script Power Seminar

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May 30, 2012

Connecting with Youth in East Africa

Audrey, trainee at Kibera Film School
Audrey, trainee at Kibera Film School

Greetings from Nairobi! 

We have a great opportunity for you to connect with youth living in East African slums.  

Youth like Audrey Peavey, Eric Siriama living in Nairobi want to tell their  stories on video.

People everywhere can learn and enjoy from their stories -  if Audrey and Eric have the opportunity to open up their creative vent and share their stories with the world through digital video. 

Audrey and Eric are trainees at Hot Sun Foundation, where they are attending a five-month intensive film school.Audrey  and Eric are paying 4% of the actual costs of the Hot Sun Foundation Film School.

How is that possible?

Because of people like you who are ensuring a better life for youth like Audrey and Eric in East Africa through supporting Hot Sun Foundation.

All you have to do is give up one lunch at a restaurant once a month.  Consider making a small sacrifice to nourish the creativity of youth in East African slums.

Sign up for a recurring monthly donation of USD30 or more at http://www.globalgiving/3632.

Audrey and Eric will send you a personal thank you.

Do it today. 

Your monthly sacrifice makes a difference for  young people like Audrey and Eric.

And for your own well being every single month. 

Start your own virtuous circle of generosity. 

Connect with Audrey and Eric every month.  

Spread the word on facebook, twitter, blogs.

Thanks for all you do.

PS If you can't make a monthly connection, your donation is still very much appreciated.  

Eric, trainee at Kibera Film School
Eric, trainee at Kibera Film School
Trainees at Kibera Film School
Trainees at Kibera Film School

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