Monday, August 18, 2008


18 August 2008
Hey everybody,
We are moving to where we will keep you posted on EVERYTHING going on in video and filmmaking in Kibera! Look for us there! Give us your feedback.
Thanks and see you soon! Pamela Collett

Friday, August 15, 2008

Planet in Focus Environmental FILM FEST, Toronto Canada

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC will be screened at Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, October 22-26 in Toronto. Planet in Focus showcases outstanding and compelling films and videos focusing on environmental themes


Hey everybody, CHARCOAL TRAFFIC has been accepted at Raindance Film Festival, the UK's largest independent film festival, established in 1992. Raindance is held in London's West End and always features an eclectic mix of genres with films from all over the world.


Are you ready for this? Go to and take a short trip from Phnom Penh the capital city of Cambodia to the countryside for a preview showing of CAMBOFEST, the International Film and Video festival of Cambodia. If you watch VERY CAREFULLY, you will see a truck scene from Hot Sun Films' CHARCOAL TRAFFIC being screened! WOW, from Somalia to Kenya to Cambodia! CHECK IT OUT!

HOT SUN FOUNDATION in Global Peace Film Festival

Pamela Collett will represent Hot Sun Foundation at the GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL in Orlando Florida, USA from 17-21 September. Hot Sun Films short story of environmental devastation in Somalia CHARCOAL TRAFFIC will be shown. Watch for updates!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Photo is Ignatius Juma, star of KIBERA KID at the KIBERA FILM NIGHT. Thanks to all for your dedication that made the KIBERA FILM NIGHT one of the highlights of the Kwani? Lit Fest! For photos of KIBERA FILM NIGHT, visit

Monday, August 11, 2008

KIBERA BIG open air SCREENING Sat. August 9, 2008

Hot Sun Foundation and their partners Film Aid International,Kwani? Lit Fest and Africalia made the screening possible in Kibera’s Kamukunji grounds.

Hot Sun Foundation members and the Film Aid crew helped in the erection of the big screen and other chores that made sure we were right on time for the long awaited day.

Visitors like Arno Kopecky of Nation media, Ismail ,a child soldier from Sierra Leone and photographer and filmmaker, Mohinder Dhillon attended the screening.

The crowd was over a thousand people, who were delighted with the short Kenyan made films. Members of the audience said that in the next few years Kenyan films will be recognized globally.

Goddy Ojiambo was the mc and with his jokes he really entertained the crowd. Kiberans enjoyed the show and hope that it can be screened on a weekly basis.

Thanks to all the partners that made the screening possible. Special thanks to Charles Otieno of Film Aid International and Nathan Collett of Hot Sun Foundation who supervised the whole event.

Up date by Evans Kangethe

Lola Kenya Screen in KIBERA!

Hot Sun Foundation is pleased to partner with Lola Screen Kenya for film screenings in Kibera! On the 15th and 16th of August, selected films from the 3rd edition of Lola, the only festival in Africa that is exclusively designed for children and youth, will be screened in Kibera video halls tobe accessible free of charge for the youth and the children.For more information, visit See you there!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hello from Esther!

Working with the Hot Sun Foundation has been a wonderful experience. The knowledge that I am working with people who are empowering youth in the slums with their knowledge in the best way they know how, is satisfactory. Seeing a star made out of a small boy who was just an ordinary boy in an ordinary school is just awesome.
I have loved every bit of work I have done. I worked with the Hot Sun Films before I left for school, and two years later I am back as a friend of Hot Sun Foundation, because I believe in its mission and its vision.
I am grateful for this chance to impact on the lives of young people. It is indeed an honor. Intern, Esther Neema

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hot Sun Foundation August Newsletter OUT NOW!

Hot Sun Foundation Newsletter just out! Send an email to to get YOUR copy!

Looks great. Thanks.
Martha Woodmansee, Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Nice design. Keep up the good work.
Sheila Cain, graphic artist, Berkeley California, USA.

Also available in a Spanish edition.