Street Journeys

March 2
Saturday 2:30
(2012 / Directed by Tracy Christian)
Unrated / 58 mins
In Person: Director Tracy Christian.
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Proceeds will be split between WFF & The Shangilia Foundation.

“I made this film because I wanted to bring to light a happy story out of Africa. The grim tale of the impoverished country and starving children has been told before. This is a film about triumph over adversity, hope over despair.”
– Tracy Christian

In the heart of Nairobi, where abandoned children wander the streets with no relief from the grim realities of poverty, hope for the future is dim. To counter this hopelessness, renowned Kenyan actress Anne Wanjugu gets them involved int he healing power of theater which helps to restore the children’s spirit. When an unexpected event puts their resilience to the test, it’s up to the children to draw on their strength, and glean lessons of faith, family, and the rising of the spirit without their mentor.Street Journeys is the inspiring story of Anne Wanjugu and the former street children who reside at her home Shangilia Mtoto Wa Africa (Rejoice, Child of Africa) and culminates in a triumphant journey from the makeshift stage of a small Nairobi church to the bright lights of Broadway.

“an exhilarating documentary that speaks to the nurturing power of art…..prepare to be wowed.”
– Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

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