Kibera slum

Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa and the third largest in the world with over 1 million people.​

“I want to be a pilot” (2006) is a short film by Diego Quemada-Diez, based on the testimonies of 50 orphans from Kibera, and follows the young Omondi, a 12-year-old orphaned by AIDS and HIV himself, living in Africa’s largest slum, Nairobi’s Kibera.

We watch him emerge from his burrow in a garbage dump; then we follow him as he walks through Kibera. He tells us that he wants to be a pilot. Gradually, we learn why.”

  • January 24th, 2019
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