Beatrice Nyariara lives in Korogocho. It’s widely considered to be Nairobi’s most dangerous slum.
More than 150,000 people are packed into the shanty town which is less than two square kilometers.
Crime is high. Gangs are active. Addiction is rampant.
A while back, men in her community started to attack the “grandmothers” of Korogocho at night. Most of the women attacked are sexually assaulted, and some have been killed. The men believe that the elder women were less likely to be HIV positive. They also saw them as vulnerable.
A few years ago, Beatrice decided enough was enough. It was time to fight back. It was time to develop a community.
The result of that decision empowered the group, and taught their community to respect them, value them, and to know how to be there for them.
Together, they are taking back Korogocho.
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Director: Brent Foster Producer: Tammy Foster Director of Photography: Pawel Dwulit Local Fixer: Evelyn Kahungu & George Kihara Gaffer/Key Grip: Maciej Kulpa Sound Recordist: Ednah Bonareri Momanyi First AC: Mike Chege Aerial Unit: Macdavis Mwangi & Christian Onyando Editor: Shane Patrick Ford, Hiatus Post-Production Supervisor: Catherine Pink, Hiatus Title Graphics and End Credits: Reactiv Original Score: David Chapdelaine, Hiatus Colourist: Sofie Borup, Company 3 Sound Design: Defacto Sound Transcriber: Mercy Muriuki VFX Compositor: Kevin Jones
Beatrice Nyariara Mary Nduta Esther Wanjao Mary Wanjiru Ng’ang’a Mary Njoki Wainaina Laeli Mbula Wambui wa kimuhu Rosemary Titi Beatrice Wanjiku Mary Wangui Njuguna Veronica Njeri Kago Jane Waithiageni Kiamuru Harriet Nyokabi Samuel Njoki Peter Aluvanse Felix Ochieng Francis Lugonzo Bertha Kangongoi
Derek Sewell Josefina Nadurata Andrew Lynch Michael Corbiere Bruce McKay Jesse Ford Susan Rued Anderson
Church of the Lord and Healing Ministries Great Hope Network Children Centre Korogocho Chief Nyabuto Omache
Equipment Generously Provided by: William F. White International Inc.
Supporters: Holiday Films Nimble Content The Work Inc. Hiatus Reactiv Defacto Sound Company 3 Benro Tenba LensProToGo Kessler Core SWX Convergent Design Rode Microphones Film Convert Zylight
In Memory of Frank Dymock and to all those living their legacy on a daily basis.
Visit the project at: whileimheretheproject.com
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