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Kibera Kid Film 

Posted On : January 11, 2018

Oscar Alochi

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Kibera Kid is an award winning short film set in the Kibera slums in Nairobi,Kenya. It was written, directed and co-produced by Nathan Collett in collaboration with the locals of Kibera.

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This twelve-minute film featured Kibera actors in the principal roles. It has played at film festivals worldwide including the Berlin Film Festival and it won a Student EMMY from Hollywood. It has been profiled by the BBC,Reuter citation needed and Al Jazeera English. In April 2009, a feature film follow up to Kibera Kid was shot. The full length film focuses on tribal conflict and the possibility of reconciliation. The film had a larger effect as it led to the formation of Hot Sun Foundation which trains the youth of the slums to make their own films.

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