Author: kenny

Documentary Filmmaking, News

“Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty” Premieres Dec. 2nd to Packed House


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I’ve been busy with a variety of projects since returning to Durham and will give a Peace in Our Pockets update in coming weeks. I wanted to share news about my latest film project, one I Co-Directed with Penelope Maunsell. Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty had its World Premiere at the historic Carolina

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Production Trips to Kenya

Last Blog from Narok and Nairobi


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Packing my bags for the States. It’s been a great month in Kenya. Thanks to everyone at Sisi ni Amani, cinematographer Dan Adeli, the St. Clair family (best hosts in the world!), and everyone else who helped with our work the past weeks. I’m posting a few photos and and an iPhone video from recent shooting

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News, Production Trips to Kenya, Uncategorized

Interviewing Sisi ni Amani Staff and Screening a Debate in Huruma


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Interviewing Coordinators in Nairobi In the past week, Peace in Our Pockets cinematographer Dan Adeli and I focused on shooting sit-down interviews with Sisi ni Amani Coordinators in Nairobi. It was interesting and inspiring to hear about their childhoods, their experiences working for peace and development, and their plans to expand Sisi ni Amani’s work

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News, Production Trips to Kenya

Meeting John Githongo and the Narok Team


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Meeting John Githongo Week 2: On Wednesday, I interviewed Kenyan peace activist and government whistle-blower, John Githongo. I first learned about John’s important contributions to Kenyan politics and civic dialogue from Michela Wrong’s book, It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower. After working as a journalist and as Executive Director of

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News, Production Trips to Kenya

Kenny Goes to Kenya (Again)


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Greetings from Nairobi! I am writing this first news blog at the start of my second production trip for Peace in Our Pockets. While I am still shaking off the jet lag and back stiffness from two long flights from North Carolina to Kenya, I’m excited about the month ahead of me. I am settling

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