Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC in Palm Springs California USA!

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC, has been selected for presentation in the official line-up of the 14th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (August 21-27, 2008),California, USA, as well as a featured film in the Festival’s Short Film Market. Visit www.psfilmfest.org for more information.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Call for entries: FREEDOM to CREATE prize

ArtVenture Freedom to Create Prize recognises artists who use their talents to promote human rights, including the freedom of expression, empathy, equality and understanding. Entry Deadline: 31 October 2008 www.freedomtocreateprize.com


KIBERA FILM NIGHT August 7 featuring an outstanding line up of local films including:
• AFRICAN RUNNERS, A documentary by Sir Mohinder S. Dhillon , internationally acclaimed Kenyan photographer
• THE KNIFE GRINDER'S TALE, based on the short story by award winning Kenyan author, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, the tragic story of a father's journey to understand why his son was pointlessly murdered in the slums of Nairobi.
• KIBERA KID short fictional film, winner of seven international awards. KIBERA KID tells the story of an orphan who must choose between a life of crime and redemption.
• TRAIN MENACE by Kibera youth, short documentary about the train that runs right through Kibera affecting everyone’s daily life. Thursday August 7th (7pm - 9pm) @ Kamakunji grounds in Kibera.
Co-sponsored by Film Aid, Kwani? Lit Fest, Africalia, ArtVenture and Hot Sun Foundation.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Charcoal Traffic official selection Paris France Environmental Film Fest!

We are delighted and honoured to announce the selection of your film Charcoal Traffic in the Short Film Official Competition of the Festival International du Film d'Environnement 2008, which will take place in November 2008 (19 until 25) at the Cinema La Pagode in Paris,France. We were touched and deeply interested by your strong film. Visit www.festivalenvironnement.com for more information.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


The KIBERA KID short film has been selected for exhibition at the World Kids International Film Festival 2008 to be held in New Delhi, 25th to 31st of July. KIBERA KID will be viewed by more than 30,000 children from all over India who will attend the festival this year.

WorldKids Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated towards the promotion of ‘entertainment with a purpose’. WorldKids Foundation’s vision is to expose Indian children to world cultures and traditions as well as encourage critical thinking on social and environmental issues.

We are pleased to join with WORLD KIDS FOUNDATION in their vision to bring together children and youth through media! Visit www.wkiff.com for more information!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Kibera Kid AVAILABLE for download on CAACHI!

KIBERA KID, Charcoal Traffic available to download on Caachi! Go to
http://www.caachi.com/Members/HotSunFoundation. All proceeds go to Hot Sun Foundation! Enjoy our films and support our work in Kibera! Thanks.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Love Story KIBERA KID Street Theatre

A Love Story Conquers Tribal War
by Matt Brown, Foreign Correspondent, THE NATIONAL, UAE, 29 June 2008

Otieno and Njeri are two star-crossed lovers from different tribes living in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums with one million people. When a disputed election triggers a wave of tribal violence that sweeps Kenya, angry mobs drive Njeri’s family from their house. Fuming, her father bans Njeri from seeing Otieno.

The play, called Kibera Kid, is a project of the Hot Sun Foundation, an organisation that develops the creative talent of youth from the slums through storytelling.They will perform the play entirely in Swahili outside on Kibera’s streets, where more people will have a chance to see it.

The team decided to focus on the post-election violence that gripped Kenya at the beginning of the year. Ben Waweru, a butcher who recently watched the dress rehearsal, said the play gets its point across.“There is a message in it,” he said. “It teaches me that different tribes can stay together. We have to be one nation, one people.”

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