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I Want to Be a Pilot (2006)

Omondi lives in the biggest slum in East Africa. Everyday he sees airplanes fly over him. He dreams of becoming an airline pilot and flying far away.
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Collins Otieno ...
Omondi
Gaudencia Ayuma Schichenga ...
Nurse
Kepha Onduru ...
Classroom teacher
Joseph Kyalo Kioko ...
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Deep in the slums of East Africa a twelve year old has only one dream.

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29 June 2006 (USA)  »

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€14,000 (estimated)
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26 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

I Want to Be a Pilot (2006)

*** (out of 4)

A young African boy dealing with AIDS tells his hopes for the future in this award-winning short. The very look of the boy is enough to break your heart but his little song on the future is incredibly touching especially for someone his age. On a side point, I'm always curious about these documentaries that look at poor people like the kid here. At one point he says he hasn't eaten in four days and I'm always curious why the director or people behind the short, who obviously have money if they're making a film, don't actually feed him.


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