Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 – New Audiences in Kenya

Our amazing team of two , Salome and Senior, are back from yet another tour with the solar cinema and “Lisilojulikana”. This time they went to Kwale County where they carried out another eleven screenings reaching a further 900 plus people. In this area, they found a great deal of superstition and stigma surrounding cerebral palsy and disability. Salome is repeatedly telling us that the film is challenging people to rethink the issue in a very positive way. It is helping her in her work with Disability Rights.

 

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These two pictures show how Salome manages to set up the screen in all sorts of situations. The first is from the previous tour in Maai Mahui and the second from the last tour in Kwali

 

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KENYA – “The Unknown” truly makes a difference

Our distribution manager, Salome, continues to send amazing stories resulting from showing the film.Here are just a few extracts.

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cast and friends during filming of “Unknown”

Most if not all our audience liked the drama in the film and the message it carried through. Some wept during and after the film. People confessed of their ignorance of the real cause of Cerebral Palsy as they previously thought it was a curse. They were now able to gather that cerebral Palsy was not a curse and that children having this disability should be loved, treated with respect, care and love both from parents and relatives as demonstrated by actors like CHRISTINE and ISACK. I was delighted with this outcome.

One parent brought us her son disabled with Cerebral Palsy. I was able to talk with her in the same regard and offered her advice and help to enable her place her son in a special school.

I met a man who confessed to me that he divorced his wife after conceiving a child with Cerebral Palsy thinking it was a curse. We spoke for quite some time and by the end of our discussion he was ready to ask for forgiveness from and bring his wife back.

I received many calls from parents in MERU asking me to assist with the placement and registration onto special schools of their disabled children a fact demonstrating the existence of this disability in MERU county thus underlining the importance of our screening and the need to continue with future screening to disseminate awareness in MERU county and other counties within the region.

I was busy showing film around Nairobi Westland sub-county school which was good. I had wish to do screening in naivasha,gilgil and Nyahururu if you facilitate me.
Allow me to share a story of a girl in Isiolo who was neglected with Cp till she had bed sore the girl was brought to Nairobi by ambulance to where I was and I nurse her for three day God opened a way and I got a sponsor and right now she is in kijabe hospital doing good. Thanks to PFP through showing the film the girl was saved. She is Sabina.

These stories and more are the reason we keep on doing what we do despite always struggling for funding and ensuring that our ethic of working with local people continues. To find out how you can help click here

Sierra Leone December 2016

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Associate Producer and long time supporter of Future View Film Group in Sierra Leone, Sam Liebmann spent five weeks before Christmas helping the young film group make a new educational farming and agriculture film for their rural communities. Planning has taken over 18months involving full consultation with farmers, villagers, NGOs and Government experts.

The film will be both a valuable tool for the communities in the Makeni region of Sierra Leone and beyond, plus a vital learning experience for Future View. A full page of behind the scenes information and photos will be online soon. You can find out more about Future View  by clicking their logo.

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