May 5, 2014

Seeing the World Through a Viewfinder

Elizabeth & David interviewing the women at a farm in Ndeiya

Elizabeth & David interviewing the women at a farm in Ndeiya

Today was our 2nd production day on location of the communities we are visiting. After a full weekend of more “tourist” type activities everyone in the class was anxious to get back to the work at hand. We had a lot of fun over the weekend seeing the elephant orphanage, the giraffe center, some traditional dancing, a Nairobi market and yes even some shopping. But now after being here for 4 days we were ready to hit the road early this morning to get to the communities in Nydeiya, just north of Nairobi.

I think Twila said it best tonight when she pointed out how great it was to see so many strong women who were empowering other women to improve their lives. The stories our students are capturing are not stories of the “poor” Africa we see in the media. These are stories of success, hope and transformation. These are stories of Kenyan’s helping Kenyan’s for a better future. I am excited to see these stories completed and shared for everyone to see.

Beautiful follower gardens

Beautiful follower gardens

Today it felt like we were back in the midwest a little, as we walked through corn fields and roamed around on the farm. It was a beautiful day and so peaceful to be out in the “country”. These farms were impressive to see. I hope our film can do it justice. There is so much to say but it is getting late and another full day of filming ahead. Check out all of our pictures on Facebook.

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