Monday, March 21, 2011

Other Films About Kibera

I think it's important to support fellow filmmakers. To make a movie is a very long, and difficult journey. Sure, it's a lot of fun, but it takes time, effort, tough skin, and tenacity to stick it through, because along that winding road of a journey, there are an infinite number of bumps and obstacles that threaten to derail you, just like an unpaved road in Kenya. So I think it's only right to support and share the work of fellow filmmakers who are working on some really interesting material that highlight Kiberan stories.

Togetherness Supreme is directed by Nathan Collett, and has recently won some awards, including best Audience Choice Awards at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

And fellow Torontonian Robin Pierro also did a documentary on Kibera last year, called The Voice of Kibera, about the impact of the new constitution for Kiberans.

Please check out both their films, and support the stories of independent filmmakers, as it's important to promote independent thoughts and stories, especially those that cover a disenfranchised people.

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