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Film Aid Festival aims to promote the work of creative filmmakers from FilmAid’s film training programs in the Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee camps.
This program provides film making skills to eager youth who learn to write, shoot, direct and edit their own films, allowing them to tell their stories in their own voices, through their own artistic expression.
Dates: August 21-23, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
The festival will showcase these films along with award-winning international documentaries and dramas, all of which relate to this year’s festival theme: The Right to Tell Our Stories.
Accompanying the films, there will be two discussion panels allowing the audience to engage and converse with experts on refugee issues. The topics to be discussed are as follows:
Thursday 22nd Panel: Media, Rights & Displaced Persons
Friday 23rd Panel: Xenophobia, Racism & Tribalism
Programme of Films
Beasts of the Southern Wild
21st August @ 2pm & 22nd August @ 5.30pm (With discussion panel)
Hushpuppy, a tenacious six years old, lives in an isolated bayou community. When her father succumbs to a mysterious malady, she sets out in a journey to save him.
Nickel City Smiler
21st August @ 5.30pm & 23rd August @ 2pm
Nickel City Smiler chronicle a refugee’s fight for survival and hope in the American rustbelt.
22nd August @ 2pm & 23rd August @ 5.30pm (With discussion panel)
‘Finding Hillywood’ is a unique film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s Film industry
On the closing day, there will be an award ceremony for the best filmmakers from different categories.
FilmAid Film Festival on Thursday, 21st June 2012
No. 3, Monrovia Street
Maendeleo House, Nairobi
For more information on FilmAid: www.FilmAid.org
FilmAid has been screening films in Kenya’s refugee camps since 2001, and producing local content in Kakuma and Dadaab for almost as long. Through a filmmaker training program FilmAid provides young refugees with the resources to tell their own stories in their own voices.
The FilmAid Film Festival showcases films produced in the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps by refugee filmmakers. These short documentaries and dramas offer a powerful insight into life in the camps, which are collectively home to well over half a million individuals.
In 2012 the FilmAid Film Festival screens local and international films in Kakuma, Dadaab and Nairobi, bringing the world of cinema to the refugee community, and refugee stories to a wider Kenyan audience. Founded in 1999 during the Balkan crisis by award-winning producer Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding), FilmAid uses the power of film and media to transcend language and literacy, bringing life-saving information, psychological relief and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need around the globe.