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Kansas Citian Produces Film in Kenya

Behind the scenes of <i>Togetherness Supreme.</i> Photo courtesy of the Hot Sun Foundation.
Behind the scenes of Togetherness Supreme. Photo courtesy of the Hot Sun Foundation.

Hear why Kansas City native Pamela Collett and her son Nathan Collett started a film school in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Kenya, just outside of Nairobi.By Susan B. Wilson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kenyan film Togetherness Supreme shows this Wednesday at the AMC Main Street on the opening day of the Kansas City Film Fest. The film is written, acted and shot in a Kenyan slum called Kibera, which is part of the capital city Nairobi. The film is based on actual events - the violence following the 2008 presidential elections in Kenya.

Togetherness Supreme and the Kibera Film School, which many of the participants attend, in a way, also have their genesis in Kansas City. Executive producer Pamela Collett, whose son Nathan Collett directed the film, is back in her hometown of Kansas City for the screening. She sat down with KCUR's Susan Wilson to talk about how a lifetime of international work led her to film-making.

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