Launch of the 7th Edition of Slum Film Festival 2017
The Slum Film Festival (SFF) is an innovative community based Film event, featuring stories from, by, and about people living in urban slums. The first showcase, celebrated in August 2011, paid special attention to the images of slums around Nairobi. Through the years, SFF has solidly grown and has defined itself internationally as an aspiring platform for the promotion of young talented artists from the slums across the world.
The press conference that was organized by the Spanish embassy was held on 28th September at the Spain Embassy in Upperhill. The speakers at the event included: Mr. Josphat Keya (SFF Chairman) and Zipporah Okoth (Film Producer, SFF Jury). The honorable guests and partners that graced then event included: Spanish Ambassdor, H.E. Mr. Javier Garcia de Viedma: Head of Cultural Section, Embassy of Spain, Mr. Jaime Hermida: French Embassy, Mr. Rene Davis, Audiovisual Attache for Eastern Africa: Amici del Mondo- World Friends (Mr. Jacopo Roverini): Coordinator Nairobi Good People International, Ms. Choi So Jung
The 7th edition of SFF in Nairobi will take place in Kibera and Mathare, as well other various locations, including; Alliance Francaise, PAWA 25, Kenyatta University and KCA university from 2nd October to 11th October 2017, with the highlight being the Award/ Closing ceremony on 6th October at the Sarakasi Dome.
The event’s prime purpose is to elevate public attention as well as changing peoples’ perspectives towards these urban spaces and the people who live in them.