Orphans of Mathare (60 min - co-directed with Randy Bell)
The film examines the lives of former street children now living at the Good Samaritan Children's Home, an orphanage and school in the sprawling Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. These children, many orphaned by HIV/AIDS, slipped through the fraying net of Kenyan family structures and social services. They sniffed glue, scoured trash bins for food, and slept under cars until they were brought to the Home. By following their lives at the orphanage, the film lays bare the complicated relationship between poverty, violence, disease, Christianity, tradition and the orphan crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa.