The Mathare Valley is a place where the local water supply (the river) has become the slum’s waste system, trash system, and playground for the young.
The Valley is dependent upon the water; however, it is the slum’s most dangerous asset – threatening both children and homes with its ability to rise with untimely rain. And while the homes, unemployment, and health concerns are an embodiment of both the local and global poverty issues, it is the “mind-set” that is the gravest concern here.
The reality is that unclean water, incredibly low wages, and poor health are simply “normal” to people living here in the slums. Unfortunately, this way of life has become acceptable, and acceptable is the greatest hurdle to overcome.
We are excited to invite you to join us as we explore the questions of, ‘what is poverty’ and ‘what is normal’ through the stories and imagery of the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Our second documentary, ‘This Is My Normal’ filmed in the Mathare Valley community is set to premiere:
October 15th 2010 at Bates Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville, KY
Doors open at 6:30pm and there is no cost to attend.
President and Founder Dr. Florence Muindi will be in attendance and the keynote speaker for the evening.
This is an event you don’t want to miss, and a film you will never forget.
If you are interested in receiving materials to help us promote the film to your local community in Louisville, KY or have any questions about the event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!