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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films posted a progress report
    "Rude Boy" to Filmmaker
    By - Mariah Akumu Obongo - Office Manager
    Profile: Creative Young Filmmaker: “Ondivow” Where are you from? Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya How old are you? 24 What is your background in filmmaking? I attained a certificate in filmmaking at Kibera Film School What did you do before the training at Hot Sun Foundation? What was your life like? I was a rude boy...
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    Changed My Life
    By - Michael - Hot Sun Foundation graduate
    Michael, age 25  When did you first think of becoming a filmmaker? A production crew come to my village to shoot some TV commercials. I liked the way they did their work. I started watching films and I love story telling. How has your life changed since your training at Hot Sun Foundation? It has made me change my way...
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    Witness to Social Transformation
    By - Ignatius - Volunteer and Supporter
    Ignatius, 21 years old, aka The Kibera Kid                 Editor's note: Ignatius was chosen to be The Kibera Kid in the award winning short film, released in 2007. Ignatius lives in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa, located in...
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    From Nothingness to Possibilities
    By - Ignatius - Volunteer and Supporter
    Ignatius, 21 years old, aka The Kibera Kid                 Editors note: Ignatius was chosen to be The Kibera Kid in the award winning short film,released in 2007.       Ignatius lives in Kibera, one of the largest slums...
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    By the numbers: Summary of 2014
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications and Trustee
    Greetings from Hot Sun Foundation!   Below is a very different project update.  Our reports usually profile one of our trainees or interns. We encourage people to tell their own stories about what filmmaking training at Hot Sun Foundation has meant to them. Numbers don't tell stories, people do.  But numbers...
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    My Best Decision
    By - Erasto Walter - Trainee, Hot Sun Foundation Advanced Film Project
    My name is Erasto. I graduated from Hot Sun Film School in 2011. I am currently a freelance filmmaker. I mostly get camera and editing jobs. I worked for USAID for 6 months as a photographer and videographer thanks to the practical training offered at Hot Sun Foundation. One of the best decisions I have ever made was to...
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    Opportunities to Excel
    By - Grace Akatch - Intern
    I am Grace, a journalism major at United States International University and a social media intern at Hot Sun Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya. My attraction to Hot Sun Foundation comes from two areas of interest to me, my love for media related projects and for poverty eradication from the slums of Nairobi. As a young person...
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    What if?
    By - Pamela Collett - Communications
    What if…All the talented young peopleliving in urban slums in East AFricacould tell their stories through film?What would happen?How would this change their lives, their families,their communities, the media industry? This is the vision of Hot Sun Foundation.This is what we have been doing for seven...
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    Deleted Photos, Ongoing Passion
    By - Charles - trainee at Hot Sun Foundation
    My name is Charles. I live in Majengo, Nairobi, Kenya. (Editor’s note: Majengo is a large urban slum). My interest in cameras lead to my journey in filmmaking.  My first experience with a professional camera was when my sponsors from the UK, who were paying my high school fees, came for a visit to Kenya. We took...
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    Fail Forward: filmmaking training in East Africa
    By - Pamela Collett - Trustee
     In 2009, when Hot Sun Foundation contemplated moving from a program based in Kibera, (a slum in Nairobi, Kenya), offering film screenings, short term training, workshops, special events and street theatre to providing comprehensive hands-on training in filmmaking, our first thought was to involved local professionals...
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 9 donations
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    Movie Madness Part 2: Denis comes to Nairobi
    By - Denis - Trainee
    Movie Madness Part 2: Denis comes to Nairobi When I told my mother I wanted to move to Nairobi from the small town of Muranga’a to become a filmmaker she was very upset. She was scared and worried that something would happen to me and that I was going to get lost in the big city just by myself. I was the only son...
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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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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 83 donations
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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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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    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...
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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...
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  • Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films has received 72 donations
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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...
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Project Leader

Nathan Collett

Nairobi, Kenya

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