Aida Achieng, 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?
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 trainee asked Aida to take the lead part. Aida Achieng, 28, graduated from Kibera Film School in 2010 . She is currently the coordinator of the Kibera Film School.
In the short film, titled The Inlaws, the grieving widow, played by Aida, lost everything, even a photo of her deceased husband. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMRaCK7voKU
According to Kenyan tradition, after the death of the husband, the inlaws come and take all of the property from the widow, and sometimes even her children.
In real life, following the death of her husband nine years ago, Aida's inlaws came to her apartment and took everything, leaving her with an empty house.
Aida is pleased with the film: In Laws got prizes in film festivals. I was able to show what women who don't have voices are going through. I want all Kenyans to see this film and change this tradition.
These are the type of films that the youth at Kibera Film School are making - stories of lives of people whose voices are not heard - stories that can help change lives and destructive traditions.
You can be a co-producer of films like The Inlaws and help change the lives of women like Aida.
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Aida with son Effy