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African fashion designers unite to bring the peaceful homecoming of Internally Displaced Peoples after politcal violence in Kenya.

I ping ponged between being the first camera on the scene, encircled by noble faces, documenting folks' brutal stories of how they were driven violently from their homes, to being one of many cameras on the high fashion runway, shooting lush, beautiful designs by creation rebels.  The Kenyan Elections of December 27, 2007 sparked a violent reaction that resulted in the displacement of over 500,000 people from their homes, eventually filling tent city IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps. Fashion For Peace united fashion designers and artists from Kenya and across the African continent to raise funds for the peaceful resettlement of those displaced peoples. They brought the legendary photographer, Barron Claiborne, and myself, to document the event.  We went from IDP Camps in Eldoret to shooting high fashion in Mombassa, the huge gala event in Nairobi, and then I took a bus out to Naivasha where another IDP camp of 20,000 reside beside flower plantations, and shot in Africa's largest shantytown Kibera.  There are so many stories that need to be told!

 

Now it's time to empower the voices I've documented by finishing this documentary.  I would like to hire an animator to work in symphony with their powerful narratives at times, and I need to hire an assistant editor who speaks Kiswahili so I can get their stories straight.  I've been blessed by folks volunteering their hours to come help me put together this teaser, but everyone out here in New York is grinding, and folks need to be compensated so they can devote the hours needed to help me cut this into a strong piece.

 

The IDP camps are still filled to capacity, and the international media has pretty much abandoned the subject.  Please give a donation and help me finish this documentary!  These stories must be told! 

Infinite Thanks!!!

 

joshua bee alafia

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