Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

Oct 17, 2011

Passionate Appeal - Alice's Story

Alice outside Hot Sun Foundation office
Alice outside Hot Sun Foundation office

My name is Alice Motieri.  I am 24 years old.  I live in Kibera.

My challenges began at 15, when I lost my mom.  She died after a sudden illness.  Fifteen months later my father died. I managed to finish secondary school with funds from my mother's estate.

Then my life became confused.  I wanted to go to law school, but the funds were not there.  Then it was nursing school, but that didn't work out.  Next I studied filmmaking at a private institution in Nairobi. I ran out of funds and did not get my certificate.

I moved to Kibera to live with my sister.  While watching TV,  I saw a story about the Kenyan feature film TOGETHERNESS SUPREME and the awards it won.  I decided to search for Hot Sun Foundation.

I found Hot Sun Foundation and became a volunteer at Kibera TV.  Then I attended Kibera Film School.  Some men think women cannot do technical work.  I know I can.  Without a doubt, filmmaking is the career for me.

To all Hot Sun Foundation friends and supporters, I so much appreciate your efforts to bring us all along. I have acquired so much through your help.

Please continue with the same generous spirit. We have more and more projects to do,  and more of our youths without funds  are applying for Kibera Film School.

On Wed. Oct. 19, Matching Day, remember to contribute to Hot Sun Foundation on

Asante sana.  Thank you for your support.


PS  Please check out on  my short  film Passionate Appeal (2 min 17 seconds). Currently I am in a three-way tie for first place

Alice at Writers Guild scriptwriting SKYPE session
Alice at Writers Guild scriptwriting SKYPE session
TOGETHERNESS SUPREME banner at Slum Film Festival
TOGETHERNESS SUPREME banner at Slum Film Festival



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Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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