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by Martin Páv


Photographer Don, a resident of Kibera, a giant slum in Nairobi, says that in his photographs he tries to capture the positive side of his home – not suffering, misery, and resignation, but hope, determination, and creativity. And Martin Páv’s documentary has taken a similar approach. Working with the unique photogenic qualities of the slum, the film is structured as a series of interviews with local residents. Besides Don, we also meet local artists, a teacher, and a boxing coach. Nevertheless, in the film’s final part about the presidential elections in Kenya, the frustrations, hopelessness, and violence in Kibera bubble to the surface.

international title: Vote For Kibera
original title: Kibera: Příběh slumu
country: Czech Republic
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Martin Páv
film run: 86'
cinematography by: Petr Racek, Simmon Okongo
film editing: Matěj Beran
music: Ondřej Mataj
producer: Zuzana Kučerová
production: Frame Films
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