Life in Kibera, Kenya

SLUM SURVIVORS (Kenya, 2007, 42 min.)

Worldwide, more than a billion people live in slums, with as many as one million in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. This documentary spotlights the lives of people living in Kibera and their remarkable courage in the face of extreme poverty. Carol, a single mother, scrambles daily to feed her three children. Dennis was forced out of school when his father left his mother for another woman. Patrick, a child of alcoholics, cleans latrines for a living. Christina has a hole in her heart but can’t afford the medicine she needs. Abdul, a telecom engineer, has founded a free secondary school for girls to equalize opportunities for the sexes in the country. Directed by David Gough, Head, Film Unit, United Nations IRIN. Produced by IRIN.

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Free, no reservations needed.

The World Bank, Auditorium J-1050, 701 18th St., NW (METRO: Farragut West)

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