Salma Bahramy, DCGEP
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‘INSIDE STORY’ TO AIR ON KENYA’S QTV THIS WEEKEND
Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership’s feature-length film, Inside Story, will be airing on Kenya’s QTV this weekend. The national network will air the Swahili version of the award-winning film on Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th. The film, which brings together an all-star, pan-African cast in a compelling story of football, young love, and a twist of science has a two-fold mission: entertaining audiences while also educating them about HIV/AIDS.
Directed by Rolie Nikiwe (Tsha Tsha, The Lab, Intersexions) and filmed in Kenya and South Africa, Inside Story stars Kevin Ndege Mamboleo (Changing Times) as Kalu, a gifted footballer who moves from rural Kenya to urban Johannesburg to follow his dream and support his family. His path becomes more challenging when he falls in love with the coach’s daughter, Ify (Kendra Etufunwa), and subsequently finds out he is HIV-positive. Mamboleo and Etufunwa (Jacob’s Cross) are joined by international stars including Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Hotel Rwanda, 24) as Kalu’s mentor and tough-as-nails coach, Fana Mokoena (Blood Diamond, Hotel Rwanda) as the ruthless team owner, and Regina-Re as Kalu’s mother, Miriam.
“Knowledge is power, and with Inside Story we have a powerful tool with which to share the science of HIV,” said Aric Noboa, President, Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership and Executive Producer, Inside Story. “We are thrilled to share Inside Story, an innovative approach to helping eradicate HIV/AIDS in Africa and beyond, with a Kenyan audience.”
Inside Story will also be broadcast on additional networks in Kenya including upcoming air dates on Wannachi/Zuku and an English-version premiere on KTN.
What: Inside Story air dates on QTV
When: Saturday, July 6th at 10pm and Sunday, July 7th at 9:30pm
Where: QTV (http://qtv.nationmedia.com/)
If you are a member of the media and would like more information on Inside Story or upcoming premiere/screening dates, interviews with the cast or a copy of the film, please contact Salma Bahramy at email@example.com.
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About Inside Story
Produced by Curious Pictures South Africa with the support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Chevron, Discovery Communications, Access Bank, the South African Department of Trade and Industry, SEACOM and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Inside Story reaches across class and educational boundaries through a compelling story of sports, love and ill fates to enlighten audiences about HIV/AIDS. The film, which has been selected for 12 international film festivals to date, won Special Jury Recognition at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival and was honored with the Zuku Award for Best African Film at the 2012 Zanzibar International Film Festival. Inside Story is directed by Rolie Nikiwe and stars Kevin Ndege Mamboleo, Kendra Etufunwa, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Fana Mokoena, Sdumo Mtshali and Regina-Re. To see the film’s trailer and learn more about Inside Story, please visit insidestorythemovie.org or facebook.com/insidestory.
About Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership
Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization that for the past 14 years has been working in under-resourced schools around the world, using the power of television to increase student learning, teacher effectiveness and the community’s access to information and involvement in their children’s schools. The initiative is locally managed, and involves a collaborative process of educational video program development that combines contributions of expertise and high-quality documentary footage from Discovery with the needs of educators in countries where DCGEP is active. In addition, DCGEP provides three years of teacher training and capacity building to ensure their ability to maximize the value of educational television as a tool for teaching and learning. For more information, please visit thepoweroftv.org.