Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

 
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 1 donation
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    Movie Madness
    By - Denis - Hot Sun Foundation trainee
    Denis I’ve always loved watching movies. I still do. You could even say that I was kind of obsessed with movies when I was a child. When I was about six or seven years old, my older brothers brought movies to our house. I would stop my homework then and I refused to continue because I wanted to watch the movies. At...
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    Getting By and Going Up
    By - Benta - Hot Sun Foundation film school trainee
    I am Benta. I am 20 and I am from Mathare, a large slum in Nairobi. I live together with my mum and my older sister. I’ve been living in this place since I was born. When I was four, my father passed away. We are lucky because we have good neighbours so it’s not dangerous for us women to live there. But it was...
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    Just Wanted a Job
    By - Ronald - Hot Sun Foundation filmmaking graduate
    Ronald's Story I grew up in Kibera, a very large urban slum in Nairobi. I was only nine years old when my dad died. Then when I was thirteen, my mom died. I had to leave Nairobi with my younger sister and go to my grandma's house in Western Kenya. I had some luck. I got a scholarship to a high school in Nairobi. After high...
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    Dancing my way to Hot Sun Foundation
    By - Stephen with Pamela Collett - Trainee and Communications
    Greetings Global Givers! My name is Stephen. I am from Kibera, a large urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya. I came to filmmaking through working with a dancers group in Kibera called Wayo Wayo. I worked with a volunteer who was making a documentary film about organizations in Kibera, including, Hot Sun Foundation. That experience...
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 4 donations
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    From selling to making DVDs
    By - Sammy - Hot Sun Film School trainee
    Name: Sammy Age: 22 How did you find out about Hot Sun Foundation's Film School?     Before I came here, I had a little business with a friend. We used to sell DVDs in the streets. One day we decided that we wanted to sell our own films on DVD. It became our dream. So my friend started to look for...
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 4 donations
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    Special Request: Support Youth to become Filmmakers
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications and Trustee
    Dear Friends and Supporters First of all thank you so much for your support for Hot Sun Foundation - making it possible to train youth from urban slums in Kenya to become filmmakers. Our graduates have had great success in finding employment and contributing to the TV and media industry in Kenya. We want to do much much...
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 5 donations
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    • 6 months ago
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    Talented Creatives - from Uganda to Nairobi
    By - Matthew - Kibera Film School trainee
    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...
    • 7 months ago
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 13 donations
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    In their own words
    By - Pamela Collett with Kibera Film School trainees - Communications and 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. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Why do I dream of becoming a filmmaker? Milton Muga…To be the best videographer and tell...
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 16 donations
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    Why is it?
    By - Douglas Mwangi with Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School trainee and Communications
    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...
    • 8 months ago
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    We made the move
    By - Roy Okello with Pamela Collett - Program Coordinator, Communications
    Thanks to you and all our supporters, we DID IT! We made the move.  Hot Sun Foundation has now relocated to a new office behind the chief’s camp in Olympic, Kibera. It took the entire Hot Sun Foundation family more than four days to settle down in our new location, including planning, packing and transferring all...
    • 9 months ago
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    How is it possible?
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications and Trustee
    How is it possible for urban slum youth to travel across Nairobi, Kenya, a congested city with notorious traffic congestion to show their films in an open field? How is it possible? With your support! Community Film Screening Hot Sun Foundation working with K Youth Media www.facebook.com/KyouthMedia did it!  Youth from...
    • 9 months ago
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    Making a Move and Giving Tuesday
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications and trustee
    Holiday time is here.  Time to relax and reflect.  But at Hot Sun Foundation we have to --PACK and MOVE.    After four years in our present location, the land lady gave us notice that we have to move our office and training centre because she sold the house. After an extensive search,  we found...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 15 donations
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    What does it take?
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    What does it take to become a filmmaker? Creativity, committment, AND access to equipment and training.   What does it take to become a filmmaker IF you live in an urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya?   Hot Sun Foundation, Kibera Film School, AND Supporters like you on Global Giving. ...
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    • 10 months ago
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 4 donations
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    David's Transformation
    By - David Weda with Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School trainee, Communications
     David Weda,  22 years old What were you doing before  you joined Hot Sun Foundation? I wasn't doing much, hustling, worked at a restaurant, getting by.  I was working in a hardware shop when I used to see Hot Sun Foundation people walking by with cameras.  Then by chance, Hot Sun Foundation was...
    • 11 months ago
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 8 donations
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 72 donations
    • 1 year ago
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    Charles and the Step Mother
    By - Charles Isaboke with Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School trainee, Communications
    I am Charles Isaboke, age 19,  a resident of the Soweto area of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya.  Greeting to friends of Hot Sun Foundation! I have been interested in filmmaking ever since 2006, when I was in primary school. I watched Nathan Collett, the founder of Hot Sun Foundation,  and his crew making the...
    • 1 year ago
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    From Robot to Filmmaker
    By - Joseph Matu with Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School trainee, Communications
    From Robot to Filmmaker by Joseph Matu What were you doing before  you joined Hot Sun Foundation? For seven years, I worked as a computer clerk in a warehouse, as a parts salesman  for buses and trucks I always wanted to go film school. My  brother  (nine years older) did  nothing but talk about...
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    Aida and the In Laws
    By - Aida Achieng with Pamela Collett - Kibera Film School Coordinator
    Have you ever had a misunderstanding with your inlaws? What if your inlaws came into your house and took away everything you own?   Outrageous?  Unbelievable? Two years ago, one of the trainees at Kibera Film School was preparing to shoot a short film.  The main actress didn't show up.   The...
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    International Actress visits Hot Sun Foundation
    By - Pamela Collett with Kevin Kiarie - Communications, Kibera Film School trainee
    Hot Sun Foundation attracts many international visitors. One of the most enthusiastic of our recent visitors was Caroline Goodall, internationally known as a leading actress who has starred in blockbusters including Schindler's List (1993), Hook (1991), Cliffhanger (1993), Disclosure (1994), White Squall (1996). Kevin...
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    My Success Story
    By - Wilfred Bha-Yanho with Pamela Collett - Trainer, Communications
    By Wilfred  Bha-Yanho, 21 years old,  (aka Bi-Y) I was only 16 when I started Kibera Film School in 2009.  At Kibera Film School, I gained the vision and the experience to become a filmmaker.  Now I am working freelance in filmmaking and journalism in Nairobi.  I have also taught  camera at a...
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    Success with Your Help
    By - Anne Mwaniki with Pamela Collett - Financial Manager, Communications
    Greetings from Hot Sun Foundation! My name is Anne Mwaniki.  I am the financial manager for Hot Sun Foundation. I have worked at Hot Sun Foundation since 2008. I have seen the lives of many youth transformed by learning filmmaking at Kibera Film School.  Most of our graduates are working in the Kenya film...
    • 1 year ago
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    An Ardent Supporter
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    The day of writing this update, 4 March 2013, is a special day… national elections in Kenya.  And Hot Sun Foundation is a special educational program for youth - the only comprehensive filmmaking school and production center, located in Kibera, Nairobi, East Africa's largest slum. Hot Sun Foundation and Kibera...
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    Community Filmmakers
    By - Pamela Collett with Godfrey Chogo - Communications, Kibera Film School trainee
    At Hot Sun Foundation, slum youth learn filmmaking through making films in their communities.  The Kibera Film School trainees' third project during the five months training is a promotional video for a local community organization. Here's more about making the promo video, as told by Godfrey Chogo, one of the...
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    Filmmakers with a Vision
    By - Pamela Collett with Godfrey Chogo - Communications, Kibera Film School trainee
    Hot Sun Foundation is a unique community-based film training and production centre located in Kibera, East Africa's largest slum. We train youth from urban slums to be filmmakers. Most of our graduates (60%) get work in the Kenyan film industry. Does that mean we are successful? Yes and No. We want to do much...
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    The Power of Youth plus Video
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Is there something you care about so much that you think about it every day? That's  me and Hot Sun Foundation.  Having been active in many organizations around the world, working for peace and human rights,  I chose to work with Hot Sun Foundation as a volunteer for the past six years. Why?  The power...
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    Painful Joy
    By - Martin Mwangi - Kibera Film School trainee
    Making my very first short film,  'Missing' was a rather painful joy.  First of all because of all the work that went into writing the script and the different changes the script went through before it was actually ready to shoot. Shooting  the film was another hurdle.  Talking about team work was one...
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    Happy New Year from Hot Sun Foundation
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    Onwards to 2013... a turning point for all the peoples of Kenya. Thanks to all our supporters, we kept the programs of Hot Sun Foundation open and active during 2012, including the Kibera Film School and Kibera TV. In 2012, we trained two groups of youth in filmmaking skills, for a total of 24.  We also had an...
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    Don't Give Up
    By - Godfrey Chogo - Kibera Film School trainee
     My name is Godfrey Chogo.  I am a trainee at Kibera Film School.my first  video project was about MY WORLD. Making it wasn’t easy because I had to come up with a script -  something, which I had never done.   It was challenging to come up with a script for a  film of two minutes...
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    My Wildest Dream
    By - Noreen Kombe - Kibera Film School trainee
    MY WORLD  by Noreen Kombo Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would make my own film. The My World short film project was full of ups and downs like any box-office production. The script was good, the casting was done and the budget was tight. The night before my shoot I could not sleep. I commute using three...
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    How the MyWorld video Project changed my life
    By - Michael Mwangi - Kibera Film School trainee
    My name is Michael Mwangi.  I am 18 years old.  My very first short film TRUE FRIENDS for the My World video project was a challenge since it required teamwork. It has made me in a position to acknowledge others and learn how to work with others in a team.I have learned how to lower my ego when dealing with...
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Project Leader

Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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