Thursday, 21 June 2012

Slum Film Festival August 2012 Edition Preparations Kicks off

The Slum Film Festival (SFF) is an innovative community-based film event, featuring stories from, by, and about people living in urban slums everywhere. The first showcase, celebrated in August 2011, paid special attention to the images of slums around Nairobi. This year, this new edition will focus on movies made by and about the slums in East Africa. In only one year, the SFF has solidly grown and has defined itself internationally as an inspiring platform for the promotion of young artists from the slums.

The second edition of the SFF in Nairobi will take place in Kibera and Mathare slums, from 6th to 13th August 2012. This event does not want to legitimise the existence of these informal human settlements, but to raise more public attention while changing people’s perspectives towards these spaces and the people who live in them.

The 2nd SFF’s mission, achievements and programme of main activities will be presented, together with the new SFF poster and web-blog.

Visit the blog Slum Film Festival for more information.



The project commissioned by Gail Pickering, an artist based in London, relates to an archive of material related to a community television project which operated briefly in France in the mid-1970s. This was based in a new town which housed predominantly  working class community of Algerians, Morrocans and French residents.
Camera photo of the kids and kings film in exhibition.

Slum TV parallels this post-68 social model, a mirror in many ways of its core philosophy. Slum TV presented a film for exhibition, a sort of rearticulation of the archival material. Co-directed by Idah Opollo and Esther Waweru, the project is a deep concept close to Slum TV and Slum TV was happy to take part in the same.

Pictures of the exhibition setup courtesy of Gail Pickering

Related links: The Whole World Is Watching-PDF
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