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  1. Half the Sky: Making a Difference Through Economic Empowerment

    September 29, 2012

    When women have equal control over their finances and the financial decision-making on the personal, community, and national levels, everyone benefits.  Known as the ‘cradle of humanity’, Kenya is mired in poverty. In a country known for their world-class runners and safari adventures, one-fifth of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day. Ingrid

  2. World Mourns Passing of Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai

    September 26, 2011

    Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away while having treatment for ovarian cancer on Monday. Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away on Monday while having treatment for ovarian cancer. Maathai was the founder of Kenya's Green Belt

  3. Now on Indies Showcase: Lost Boys of Sudan

    September 5, 2011

    Emmy Award-nominated documentary from  Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America. Lost Boys of Sudan streams free until Sept. 7 on ITVS's Indies Showcase. Orphaned as boys by Sudan's civil war, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and gunfire to reach a Kenyan refugee camp

  4. Inside a Soccer Soap Opera in Africa

    June 24, 2010

    With World Cup fever upon us, Patrick Reed, director of the upcoming ITVS International production The Team, describes filming the making of a soap opera about soccer in Kenya. The fictional program was intended to unite and distract Kenyans in the aftermath of violence following the 2007 elections. The film is still in production. With the 2010 World Cup