Fti And Joan Peters Host ‘Be Kids’ Screening

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Fti And Joan Peters Host ‘Be Kids’ Screening says
“Inspired by my community, my dream and ambition is to work with communities in Nairobi to promote social change through camera and other forms of storytelling.”- Kizito Gamba

FTI, Joan Peters and Be Kids Australia invite you to an inspiring evening with Kenyan Filmmaker, well known WA Film Lawyer and Executive Producer Joan Peters who was FTI's Professional in Residence in July. Joan founded the "Be Kids" charity 10 years ago, wanting to give disadvantaged children in Kenya a chance to “be kids” ie, go to school and know their rights. Since then, Be Kids has worked with more than 300 children giving them opportunities not previously available. Today many have completed high school and several are studying at university. Be Kids charity work also extends to empowering their carers and importantly, giving Be Kids Australia and friends a chance to be creative and purposefully kind to others in need.

Kizito Gamba, who was born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya is one of the recipients of Be Kids help. After high school, he completed six months training at K-Youth Media, a project co-funded by Be Kids Australia Inc. He was involved in different projects in and around Korogocho, including recording a demonstration after the homicide of a prominent community leader, (which resulted in his detention at the police camp). In the same year he worked on a peace project that was screened in Nairobi, to advocate for peace during and after its general election. With a scholarship from Be Kids Australia Inc, Kizito was able to further his tertiary education at Africa Digital Media institute for a diploma in film and television.

In 2013 – 2014 as part of Kizito's “Giving Back Project” for the Be Kids scholarship, he took charge of teaching remedial classes at Ngunyumu Primary School in Korogocho and was a mentor in a leadership project with ILead group. Kizito's involvement in community projects earned him recognition at the United Nations, which recently awarded him as a Young Emerging Community Leader in Kenya.

Kizito is visiting Perth for a period of 3 months at the invitation of Be Kids Australia Inc. to mark 10 years of BKA in Kenya. FTI is pleased to partner with Be Kids Australia and along with Joan Peters invite you to come and see some of Kizito's film and photography and be inspired learning about the charity's work.


When: Thursday 27th October 2016 | Where: State Library Theatre, Ground Floor, 25 Francis St, Northbridge | Time: 6pm

ENTRY IS BY DONATION TO BE KIDS. Secure your ticket now!
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