In August 2013, The FilmAid Film Festival will bring the world of cinema to two major Kenyan refugee camps and to the slums of Nairobi. The 6-day festival showcases 4 international feature films and 15 refugee-made short films, addressing issues such as access to shelter, healthcare, education and justice. Besides the screenings, FilmAid provides young refugees with training and resources to make their own films. The MtM support will specifically be used for the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps. These camps have a combined population of over 550.000 refugees from Somalia, Sudan, Congo and Burundi. With this project FilmAid hopes to reach 19.000 visitors. www.filmaid.org
This project is supported by Movies that Matter. Movies that Matter supports human rights film screenings worldwide. More information on the Movies that Matter Support Programme can be found at www.moviesthatmatter.nl/international.