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We meet Omondi; he's 12, orphaned by AIDS, living in East Africa's largest slum, Nairobi's Kibera. We watch him emerge from his burrow in a garbage dump; then we follow him as he walks through Kibera. He tells us that he wants to be a pilot. Gradually, we learn why. Written by
Not only a poem, not only a documentary, not only a piece of reality.
"My last meal was on Sunday, today is Wednesday" says little Omondi.
This is touching, true and reminds us that those things we take for granted in our First World are not so usual in Africa.
There is another recent documentary in the same key, "Invisibles", produced by Oscar Award-nominated Spanish actor Javier Bardem. Both them invite us to open our eyes to what we, consciously or not, try to ignore. To those invisible people who live beyond our comfortable western countries.
Director Diego Quemada-Díaz has worked with Ken Loach, Alejandro González-Iñarritu, Spike Lee and Fernando Mireilles, all them concerned with social affairs.
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