Trainees successfully complete Kibera Film School Foundation Course!

To receive a certificate of completion of the KIBERA FILM SCHOOL foundation course, all trainees completed two projects: a short fictional film and a short documentary, about a Kibera community organization.
The KIBERA FILM SCHOOL trainees overcame many challenges, including power outages, hard drive failure, volunteer actors not showing up for the filming, problems with sound and lighting, and moving to a new office and training centre in January 2010, that is still being renovated and repaired two months later.  
CNN followed the trainees around one day while they were working on their projects.  You can view them on
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Kibera Film School on CNN

A couple of weeks ago, David McKenzie and his CNN team visited Kibera Film School.

He did this story for CNN Prime.

University of Minnesota visits KIBERA FILM SCHOOL!

 University of Minnesota

On Tuesday 2 February 2010, Kibera Film School was more than delighted to welcome a large delegation of administrators from the University of Minnesota USA.  Their visit to Kibera demonstrated the commitment of the University of Minnesota to actively engage in the fostering international exchange and understanding. What a pleasure to have the opportunity to be 
 together and share some of our work here in Kibera. 
Many thanks to: Prof. Barcelo, Prof Mohamud Jama, Andy Furco, Missy Peterson, BJ  Titus, Martha Johnson, Robert J Jones, Cathy Huber, Abdul Aziz Coleman, Don Amundson, Meredith McQuaid  and Simon Sakudah.

We look forward to sharing our films with you in Minnesota!  Keep in touch!

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 On Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010, the CNN television crew, headed by David  McKenzie,followed us through Kibera to the location where the  Kibera Film School trainees  were filming a scene for a short fictional film.  

A member of the  CNN crew commented that she was impressed by the technical competence of the Kibera Film School trainees.  She noted that other film schools in Kenya generally are theoretical offering little hands-on experience.  (photo: DAvid McKenzie, CNN correspondent, Josphat Keya and Evans Kangethe, Kibera Film School with another member of the CNN team)

It was a moment of joy for the Kibera Film School trainees as they were happy that they were to be viewed worldwide on what they are doing at school, their aims and ambitions. CNN’s visit will bring welcome publicity  that will show the world that the youth from the slums are exposing their talents through media and art.

The segment aired on CNN prime in the USA on Saturday 30 Jan 2010.
on CNN Prime. here is the transcript…


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