GLOBAL GIVING COMES TO KIBERA

Marc Maxson from Global Giving and Zipporah Sangilu came to Kibera Film School to carry out a story collection survey with the help of the Kibera Film School trainees. The survey aimed at knowing what community efforts the Kibera community has witnessed.


Marc Maxson led the trainees in a small workshop on story collecting after which the trainees went out later in the day for a test survey

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ACUMEN FUND MEETS KIBERA FILM SCHOOL

Kibera Film School had the pleasure to host Acumen Fund 13 representatives from all over the world on 24th March 2010 . Led by Blair Miller from New York, the group shared with the trainees what entails in the Acumen programme. 
The visitors also got a chance to walk around the school premises and also enjoyed watching JEWEL IN THE DUST a film done by the trainees.

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KIBERA FILM SCHOOL VISITS KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE-KIBERA

After having a meeting with one of the Kounkuey Design Initiative Chief Executive Officer Chelina Odbert at Kibera Film school, three trainees from Kibera Film school set out to visit the Kounkuey Design Initiative premises based in Kibera – Undugu village.
Kounkuey Design Initiative that largely dealt with reclaiming some of the land in Undugu submerged with water showed Evans Kamau, John Ngaruiya and Josphat Keya from Kibera Film School some of the projects they had developed at the site they had reclaimed.
After going around the site, the Kibera Film School trainees realized that the site could also be used for the outdoor screenings that will be going on in the entire Kibera.
The visit became like an exchange programme saw another partnership in empowering the Kibera community by Kibera Film school and Kounkuey Design Initiative


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MARTHA Kisaka NOMINATED Most Promising Actress!

 My name is Martha Kisaka. I am 23 years old.  I grew up in a community, known as East Africa’s largest slum – Kibera. I grew up in a community where girls talk constantly about boyfriends and babies.

My mother inspired me to be different. Despite severe hardships, she never sold illicit brew like so many very desperate women in Kibera. My mother taught me to work hard to be who I want to be.

So here I am. A young woman in Kibera, an aspiring actress and filmmaker. Who has just been nominated by the African Movie Academy Awards for “Most Promising Actress.

How do I feel?  Amazed, surprised, delighted, excited… being nominated for such an award was something that happened to other people. I only read about it in magazines or saw it on TV.  

I play the lead female role in the Kibera feature film TOGETHERNESS SUPREME.  This is my first movie.  TOGETHERNESS SUPREME is very close to me and other youth in Kibera who suffered so much during the 2007 post election violence in Kenya.  I am proud to be part of a film that is working for peace and reconciliation.

The African Film Academy Awards will be held in Nigeria on 10 April 2010.  I want to be there to represent young African women actresses and filmmakers. I want to be there to represent the youth of Kibera, a neglected slum community. I want to be there to represent Kenya.  I want to be there to represent TOGETHERNESS SUPREME – a film that can make a difference.

I need your support.  You can make a contribution online by going to http://www.buykiberakid.com. Go to the DONATE page and look for me, Martha Kisaka.  Every amount will get me closer to Nigeria.  

With your support, I will be a step closer to my dream of becoming a filmmaker making films that will not just entertain but also educate. Thank you.  

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