Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

 
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Jun 17, 2010

Hot Sun Visit

Mercy, Evans, and Zipporah
Mercy, Evans, and Zipporah

I visited Hot Sun Foundation's Kibera Film School two weeks ago and met the students. They are enthusiastically helping us with the GlobalGiving Storytelling project - an innovative experiment in soliciting and using beneficiary feedback. A highlight was seeing the trailer for their first feature film "Togetherness Supreme" premiering this weekend in downtown Nairobi and on Monday at a free showing in Kibera, where the film takes place. The trailer was intense and moving. This film is important as Kenyans prepare for the constitutional referendum this August and the next general election in 2012. The film, based on the true story of Evans (pictured below), an artist who gets caught up in politics and the post-election violence of 2007. The message is cautionary and positive and I hope it is seen extremely widely. Also pictured here are Mercy (Managing Director of Hot Sun) and Zipporah (GlobalGiving Storytelling Program Coordinator).

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Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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