January 30, 2014

The Black Butterfly Effect.

Words of Dorothy Kang’ethe
Just how influential can a stranger be on a persons life with a single encounter. For me it’s just about how much you are ready to listen and learn. The chance to be at Hot Sun Foundation presents many opportunities to learn if you know where to look and break your walls down. That’s not always easy, but totally worth it especially with Tazim. She’s a hybrid between a life coach and a real woman who’s been through hell and back, here to attest that’s it’s not the definition of life.

Tazim in KFS #MotivationTalk session
Given the fact that the day’s session was a 1st for the new trainees at  Kibera Film school trainees the session was pretty mellow. Despite being together for over a month trainees got to delve deeper into each other’s personalities with Tazim as a guide.  My first time was similar to this but what I learnt, but in each session there is need to be honest with yourself then everything else will fall in place.

However what I can say is that a seed was planted to be a better version of ourselves after hearing Tarzim’s story and how she is constantly working on herself. So with two sessions under my belt I have felt the ‘black butterfly effect’ from Tazim Elkington’s wisdom and guidance.

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Group Pose with Trainees and staff

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January 21, 2014

Days At Kibera Film School.

What does it take to become a filmmaker at Kibera Film School?
Below some trainees sum up their experiences!

Shirley Akinyi
It was a very tense day I wasn’t sure of what I was going to do but deep down my heart I knew it was the beginning of a new experience in my life.

Michael Mwangi
Meeting new friends in a very strange environment, people with diverse attitudes…that was a challenge.

Wambui Kaggai
My biggest challenge was how to connect the ‘Mac minis’ I feared I may connect them wrongly and be compelled to pay. ‘these equipment’s are expensive’

Michael Kuria
I have come to realize that being a filmmaker is all about organizing your self. This has always been a challenge.

Wawira Njeru
My biggest challenge has always been putting my film ideas on paper, thanks to Kibera Film School now I know what to write and how to structure it.

Mariah  Abongo
Being a filmmaker is wow hectic! You have to be super organized and that you must always have a small writing pad to put all your thoughts. As a young mother this is a huge task but am up for the challenge.

Saumu Mohammed
Before joining Kibera Film School I was what you call ‘a green horn’ now I am confident enough to say what film is. My biggest challenge was when our production tutor asked us to name, names of famous film directors…. sadly I knew none!

Matthew Louis
Editing’ this was a challenge and half…. how to make those tiny beautiful cuts, woven creatively together to make an award winning film.

Douglas Mwangi
How do you tell a 2-minute story of ‘My World’! Seriously! This I had a huge argument. However everything is possible at Kibera Film School. This school is unique, hands-on.

 Trainees of Kibera Film School on their way to past shoot.

 And lets smile

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