UNESCO supports Kenya’s 6th Slum Film Festival: ‘Africa Rising’

In support of the State Party of Kenya’s implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which was ratified by Kenya in 2007, UNESCO is sponsoring the sixth edition of Kenya’s innovative Slum Film Festival. This first ever film platform is featuring stories from slums, about slum realities and made by film-makers from the slums in Africa – and beyond. The Slum Film Festival 2016 edition is taking place throughout the month of August 2016 and comprises a film competition, a Filmmaker Lab (including capacity-building workshops and Master Classes), panel discussions, media engagements, film screenings in the slums as well as in central locations in Nairobi, and an awards ceremony on the evening of 26 August 2016.

Read the full story on UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa website.