Take The Time

Three personal stories from Kakuma refugee camp.
On June 20th 2014, FilmAid recognized World Refugee Day by sharing the unique and inspiring stories of 3 refugees from Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya.

Out of the 45 million refugees worldwide, take the time to meet Smart, Farida, and Bithou.

"A Heavy Abacus" 

Indie rock video Kakuma style!
FilmAid presents an inspirational music video, based on the hit single 'A Heavy Abacus' by indie rock band The Joy Formidable, and directed by award-winning filmmakers Paola Mendoza and Topaz Adizes.

Paola and Topaz spent a month volunteering as FilmAid Visiting Teaching Artists in Kakuma Camp. They were inspired by the strength of the people they met and decided to make a video starring young Sudanese refugees. This gorgeous video was shot in just three days, using one camera, two light reflectors, and an iPhone.

Dadaab Stories: Ifo Town Market

A personal tour of a market in Dadaab.
Refugee Abdirashid Abdullahi takes us on a tour of the thriving marketplace in Ifo, one of the camps that makes up the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab camp. Explore the market, filled with hotels, butchers, pharmacies and, even some camels.

Dadaab Stories is FilmAid's evolving, online documentary which explores life in the world's largest refugee camp. This nonlinear, multimedia platform showcases video and photography, poetry, music and journalism direct from the community. 


The Flowers Monday
Ojullu Opiew Ochan, an Ethiopian national, who currently lives in Dadaab Refugee Camp, reads a poem he wrote about his first encounter with animation thanks to FilmAid.

The Newsletter
Facilitated by FilmAid, a group of refugees saw the need for mass communication with their refugee camp's population of nearly 500,000 people, so they started The Refugee Newspaper. This is their story.

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