The positive impact of filmmaking in Kenya

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By Louisa Shepard
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jesse Raines, a senior majoring in Africana Studies in the LPS Bachelor of Arts program, participated in a grant-funded filmmaking course through Penn Summer Abroad. In partnership with the nonprofit FilmAid, students made documentaries, educational videos and virtual reality films with residents in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Jesse, an Army veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan, and previously lived and worked in western Africa, taught his classmates key phrases in Swahili.

Watch a video of the Penn in Kenya experience and read more about the project on the Penn News website >

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