Friday, August 15, 2008


18 August 2008
Hey friends and supporters,
We are consolidating our website for in the works, FACEBOOK Kibera Kid fan site, and now we will focus on the
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Thanks, Pamela Collett, Outreach and Development

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Photo is Ignatius Juma, star of KIBERA KID at the KIBERA FILM NIGHT. Thanks to all for your dedication that made the KIBERA FILM NIGHT one of the highlights of the Kwani? Lit Fest! For photos of KIBERA FILM NIGHT, visit

Monday, August 11, 2008

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC in Global Peace Film Festival

Hot Sun Films/Foundation is honored to participate in the Global Peace Film Festival, in Orlando, Florida, USA, Sept 17 -21 2008. Our short film CHARCOAL TRAFFIC shows the cultural and environmental devastation caused by the charcoal trade in Somalia. Similar problems are occurring in many parts of Africa. We welcome the opportunity to bring this issue to the attention of the world.
Peace is more precious than diamonds, or silver or gold. Martin Luther King Jr,

GIANT open air screening in KIBERA 9 Aug 2008!

KIBERA BIG open air SCREENING Sat. August 9,2008
Hot Sun Foundation and their partners Film Aid International,Kwani? Lit Fest and Africalia made the screening possible in Kibera’s Kamukunji grounds.

Hot sun Foundation members and the Film Aid crew helped in the erection of the big screen and other chores that made sure we were right on time for the long awaited day.

The crowd was over a thousand people, who were delighted with the short Kenyan made films. Members of the audience said that in the next few years Kenyan films will be recognized globally.

Goddy Ojiambo was the mc and with his jokes he really entertained the crowd. Kiberans really enjoyed the show and hope that it can be screened on a weekly basis.Thanks to all the partners that made the screening possible.

Up date by Evans Kangethe

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hot Sun Films/Foundation in Los Angeles!

There is a movement going on with DIY (Do It Yourself) independent filmmakers...and their approach is COLLABORATION, help each other, get together and we have potentially more power than the film studios! A great group of filmmakers got together in Los Angeles California USA 26 July 2008.

Basically three guys: Arin Crumley (Four Eyed Monsters), Lance Weilor (Head Trauma) and M Dot Strange (We are the Strange) started a movement to redefine the relationship between filmmakers and audience to bring them together so great films get made and seen. They initiated a series of gatherings know as DIY DAYS (Do It Yourself) happening in Los Angeles and San Francisco California, Boston and New York, USA and London, U.K.

More info on Posted by Pamela Collett,
representing Hot Sun Films/Foundation(wearing the black Kibera Kid tee shirt)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Charcoal Traffic in Ten International Film Festivals

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC, a short fictional film about two brothers caught in a devastating cycle of environmental and cultural devastation, shot in Somalia with an all local cast, directed by Nathan Collett, assisted by Goddy Ojiambo, is an official selection in the following international film festivals:
• New Beijing International Film Week, China, June 1- 8, 2008
• Leith International Short Film Festival, June 2-8, 2008 Edinburgh Scotland
• Shoot Me Film Festival 16 – 22 June 2008, The Hague, Netherlands
• Greening the Beige, Environmental Festival, 8 & 16 July 2008, Beijing, China
• Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, 23 July to 3 August 2008
• Canterbury Short Film Festival, 7-10 July 2008, Christchurch, New Zealand
• Badhan, Somalia, Community groups discussion of environmental effects of charcoal
• International Competition, the Lenola Film Festival, Italy
• Palm Springs International Short Fest, 21-27 August, 2008, California, USA
• Short Film Official Competition of the Festival International du Film
d'Environnement November 19-25 2008, Paris France.

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC official selection Palm Springs California

CHARCOAL TRAFFIC, has been selected for presentation in the official line-up of the 14th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (August 21-27, 2008),California, USA, as well as a featured film in the Festival’s Short Film Market. Visit for more information.