Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

Nov 14, 2012

Obsessed: Martin's Story

Martin Mwangi, film trainee at Hot Sun Foundation
Martin Mwangi, film trainee at Hot Sun Foundation

My name is Martin Mwangi. I am 21 years old.

I've always been obsessed with filmmaking. I can remember always watching  films. I would rather stay up late to watch a movie than do anything else.

I was supposed to begin Kibera Film School six months ago.  But my dad died.  He always supported me and told me to follow my dreams. 

I kept thinking about him.  I knew I had to come back to Kibera Film School.  I couldn't think of anything else. 

Now I'm here.  And I'm loving it. 

I didn't know anyone could learn so much in two weeks.  I think I've learned in two weeks what people take two years to learn in a university. 

The people here are awesome. The trainers are both friends and leaders. We can communicate. This makes Hot Sun Foundation better than any other place. The learning atmosphere is friendly .

Why should people invest in Hot Sun Foundation?

Hot Sun Foundation  is the best place to learn film making in Kenya. What's even more amazing is that it is open to everyone-including youth from the slums.   Something incredible -  something life-changing  is going on here. 

Hot Sun Foundation gives many people the opportunity to do what they love and get the skills that they need to transform the film industry in Kenya. 


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Thank you!

Kibera Film School trainees
Kibera Film School trainees



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Project Leader

Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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