Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

Jan 4, 2010


Kibera Film School trainees editing
Kibera Film School trainees editing

KIBERA FILM SCHOOL has generated a great response from professionals in the film and TV industry in Kenya, who work as part time instructors at the innovative, hands-on school. Comment from well known actor/director/TV personality Ian Mbugua: All the students at Kibera Film School are keen to learn acting even if they don't plan to be actors

On 18 November 2009 at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kibera Film School trainees will present KIBERA MOJA, the world premiere of their short films, telling the stories behind the Kibera feature film project TOGETHERNESS SUPREME.

Here is a brief description of their films. Behind the Scenes: • A Train Runs Through It. Kibera is divided in two by the East African railway. What does this mean for Kibera residents? What role did the railway play in TOGETHERNESS SUPREME?

• Dressing Up Togetherness Supreme Kibera is famous for shopping for bargains, especially the extensive Toi Market, where you can find almost anything, including the wardrobe and props for a feature film

• A Kid in Kibera How did a kid in Kibera, Teddy, age 10, get a major role in a feature film? What is Teddy’s life like in Kibera? How did it change after the film?

Making of TOGETHERNESS SUPREME short film What went into making the Kibera community based feature film project TOGETHERNESS SUPREME? Learn about the process of scriptwriting, auditions, the introduction of advanced cinema technology (the Red One camera), locations and logistics – all in Kibera.

Ian Mbugua watching students rehearse
Ian Mbugua watching students rehearse
Trainees learning about their new camera
Trainees learning about their new camera



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Project Leader

Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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