I’m sitting in my flat, burning a DVD of a video our then-students and I shot back in 2002. It was done for a Refugee Women’s Sewing Project called Amani Ya Juu (which means "Peace from Above" in Kiswahili). Imbi’s going to be dropping by the project this afternoon and I wanted to give them another DVD of it.
We spent yesterday with our friend Gayle Radnich, out at Beacon of Hope, another project designed to help the non-working poor, in this case those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. I shot two hours of HDV footage that I will edit together for them to use to raise awareness of their work and help them fundraise. (UPDATE: I loaded the footage Tuesday evening and began editing.)
Our students are pressing forward with their script and are progressing very nicely. While they are working away, Imbi and I are interviewing people and shooting background footage for a Daystar CMT video that will be used to market CMT to churches in Kenya, raise support amongst those churches – as well as raise awareness & support in the West. (CMT stands for Christian Ministries Training. It’s the department we work with when we do our short term courses here.)
Our friend, John Stanko is here in Kenya and will be joining us Wednesday morning to speak to the class. We will then spend the afternoon shooting around Nairobi before returning to do more interviews late this afternoon. A busy and productive time in Nairobi. If it weren’t for missing our kids, I’d not want to leave.