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Documentary Filming Opportunity
Author: Josphat Waruhiu
Posted: March 19, 2013

I am a senior Swahili Instructor at PSU. I am looking for students/ department who could take this opportunity to film an international documentary as outline below. I have a story that could touch many and make them see life in a more positive way.

Growing up in Kenya among the poorest families, with some nights without food, living in the streets of Nairobi feeding from trash,  anything that you think of or not think of happening in the streets (offcourse not like your streets in the US)  then getting resqued by a family member, and going back to school, the getting educated by the help of my village community/government  through high school and finally to college. Then starting a long journey for more Quest of graduate education to the US through scholarship via Lewis and Clark college, with only $1000 in my pocket and an air ticked and not knowing anyone or where to stay (money fundraised by people in the village each giving less than a dollar and demanding to be paid back by helping them or their children when I return)  then realizing that returning will only make the matter worse, since I will not meet their expectations, so I decided to settle here and form an organization that will help them, thus now paying them back by sponsoring students in the village to high schools and colleges and providing them with a computer lab that they can access and get connected to the world.

Please if you are interested in making this documentary email me: waruhiuj@pdx.edu.

Read the paragraph below.

October 17-27, 2013 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University - celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, protection of refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, war and peace. In addition to our ongoing celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year we emphasize the theme INDIVIDUAL TO UNIVERSAL. "Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible"(Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)