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.
Feb 11, 2014

Talented Creatives - from Uganda to Nairobi

Matthew, Kibera Film School trainee from Uganda
Matthew, Kibera Film School trainee from Uganda

My name is Matthew

 I came all the way from my home in the town of Jinja, Uganda to learn filmmaking at Kibera Film School in Nairobi, Kenya.  Kibera Film School is unique in all of  East Africa, giving youth hands-on comprehensive filmmaking training.

 The reason why I joined Kibera Film School is because I want to be a good video editor and camera person…be the best Ugandan filmmaker.

 At Kibera Film School, I have met many focused talented souls. I have gotten the chance to interact with caring, talented creatives, who really love what they do. The trainers are willing to share what they know. The experience is fun and challenging.

Scriptwriting has been my major challenge. For my first video project having to come up with a two-minute final script that tells a story has been a challenge, but I am on the right track.

 How would I describe Kibera Film School in three words?     Encouraging,    Unique,    Fun.

Wed. 12 February is your chance to support young East African filmmakers like me. Filmmaking training is expensive. Every trainee at Kibera Film School is subsidized. Donate at www.goto.gg/3632

We cannot make it without your support.

Global Giving MATCHING DAY is Wed. 12 February beginning at 9 am EST (East Coast of the USA)

All donations will be matched. Any donation is most welcome.

Please donate EARLY as funds are limited.

THINK OF US and remember to donate on Wed. morning 12 February at www.goto.gg/3632

Thank you for all you do.  We are most grateful. 

Matthew, Saumu and Daudi, Kibera Film School
Matthew, Saumu and Daudi, Kibera Film School

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Dec 30, 2013

In their own words

Kibera Film School Trainees
Kibera Film School Trainees

Greetings from Hot Sun Foundation!

In their own words,  Kibera Film School trainees share their dreams of becoming filmmakers and why your donation is important.

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Why do I dream of becoming a filmmaker?

Milton Muga…To be the best videographer and tell stories

Lewis Mathew… I am studying filmmaking to be a good video editor…to be able to tell good stories

Saumu Mohammed, ….I want to inspire society through my stories

Mariah Akumu…I am a story teller and observer of life

 Wambui Wanjohi…I've always wanted to study filmmaking. It's my passion

Wawira Njeru…I feel alive telling stories and am passionate about film

 Michael Kuria…I want to tell African stories

 Douglas Mwangi…I want to contribute to a better society through film

 

Why should people donate to Global Giving?

Milton Muga…To give others a chance to pursue their dreams

Lewis Mathew…A way to change society

Saumu Mohammed….In life we should all learn to share…that is why people should donate

Mariah Akumu…This helps others achieve their dreams

Wambui Wanjohi…Global Giving helps us receive training in filmmaking

Wawira Njeru…It’s the honorouble thing to do - contribute to society

Michael Kuria…Help the needy achieve what they want

Douglas Wwangi…….It feels good to donate

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End 2013 in a positive way.

Support young filmmakers in East Africa.

Make a donation at goto.gg/3632

Thank you for all you do.

Wishing you, your family, friends, colleagues and the planet,  peace in 2014.

Kibera Community Film Screening honoring Mandela
Kibera Community Film Screening honoring Mandela

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Dec 23, 2013

Why is it?

Douglas Mwangi, Kibera Film School trainee
Douglas Mwangi, Kibera Film School trainee

Why is it?

That many youth living in urban slums in East Africa continue to aspire to be filmmakers despite the fact that there are little or no opportunities for them to learn filmmaking?

We at Hot Sun Foundation have been working with talented youth in East African urban slums (also known as "informal settlements") for many years. 

We know that many many youth, female and male, aspire to be filmmakers but there were NO opportunities for them to get hands-on training to do so.

With your support, Hot Sun Foundation offers the opportunity for many urban slum youth to become filmmakers!

Listen to what  Douglas Mwangi has to say

When did you first think of becoming a filmmaker                                                            

Frankly, I can't say there is a time I ever thought of becoming a filmmaker for the first time because I have always seen the world in terms of pictures.

I have always wanted to capture every moment of it, so I feel I was born with a desire of wanting to be a filmmaker. 

How did you find out about Hot Sun Foundation's Kibera Film School?                   

Through the Internet.

What do you like best about Kibera Film School?

Their approach of imparting practical knowledge to students

What is the biggest challenge facing Hot Sun Foundation?

The limited admission spaces to Kibera Film School.

Why should people support Hot Sun Foundation?

So that they can continue developing talents of people who otherwise would never have a chance to become who they wish to be.

Happy Holidays to All!

Your support makes a difference for many young people in urban slums in East Africa.

We appreciate it. 

Douglas with Ivy, a Kibera Film School trainee
Douglas with Ivy, a Kibera Film School trainee

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