I hope you have all been well. Happy New Year to you and yours.
I just returned from Kenya, where I screened the first version of "Kenya: Until Hope is Found" to local journalists, friends and family, peace-building organizations and in Kibera, the slum in which I did all of my filming. All of the screenings were great successes, and very many commented on the power and timeliness of the project.
On my last day in the country I gave copies of the film (along with label graphics) to a group of DVD pirates on River Road, a part of Nairobi that is notorious for copying and selling everything from Hollywood films to local music. I gave it to them free of charge. My reasoning was that since they have the best distribution system in Kenya, then they would be able to get the film into as many hands as possible. As I type, their vendors are selling the film country-wide for less than $1. My hope is that as many Kenyans as possible get a chance to view the film.
The presidential elections are on March 4th, and many in the country need any information that promotes healing from trauma. Not just the fact that we need to heal but how.
I uploaded the documentary onto youtube, and would like to share the link with you:
I encourage you to share the link widely, with friends, family and anyone else that you think might be interested.
In February, I hope to return to Kenya to promote the documentary via TV, radio and newspaper. That way, as many Kenyans as possible will hear about the film and will have easy access to it.
If you would like to supports my February trip, you can make a tax-deductibe contribution here:
I hope that you can all find the time to watch the film. If you do, I would really appreciate your feedback.
As always, Peace.