One Minute Africa Awards comes to Kibera

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My friends from the GoDown Art Center, Jimmy Ogonga and Patrick Mukabi, are wanting to gather entries from artists around Nairobi in order to represent East Africa in an upcoming contest involving one minute films. So last week we hosted 17 artists (from Kawangware, Mathare, Kibera, and Dandora) at CTM for a 4 day filming workshop led by Jimmy and Patrick! It was awesome to see the excitement and enthusiasm that resulted from the training and opportunity for each artist to create their own unique video. Each person came up with a story line and then recruited people and props in order to film the scenes that each artist had envisioned. Once filmed, the proper equipment was brought in so that they could each edit the films! These films will be collected and submitted there will be a judging to narrow down the films and award those that represent the best of the 6 different categories of film themes. Maybe one of our artists will win!

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