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Great Film Tonight in DC…


As the blog has been covering street children, it seems quite appropriate that I discovered the showing of a film this evening about a boy living in the slums of Kenya. Tonight as part of the Guerrilla Film Fest, you can see the film, “I Want To Be A Pilot”. The film is about a young boy, 12 year old Omondi, who lives in the biggest slum in East Africa, Kiberia, Kenya. Every day Omondi sees airplanes fly over his home and he dreams that one day he will become a pilot of one of those planes, so he can escape his life in the slums.
The film has won the 2007 Cleveland International Film Festival, for Best Documentary Short Film and the 2006 Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Audience Award, for Best Foreign Short Film.
The film is being shown at the Carnegie Institution at 9:15, tickets are $11 and includes admission to all Film Shorts on Saturday.

Check it out if you can!



Cassandra Clifford

Cassandra Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of Bridge to Freedom Foundation, which works to enhance and improve the services and opportunities available to survivors of modern slavery. She holds an M.A., International Relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, as well as a B.A., Marketing and A.S., Fashion Merchandise/Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cassandra has previously worked in both the corporate and charity sector for various industries and causes, including; Child Trafficking, Learning Disabilities, Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations and Fashion. Currently Cassandra is conducting independent research on the use of rape as a weapon of war, as well as America’s Pimp Culture and its Impact on Modern Slavery. In addition to her many purists Cassandra is also working to develop a series of children’s books.

Cassandra currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area, where she also writes for the Examiner, as the DC Human Rights Examiner, and serves as an active leadership member of DC Stop Modern Slavery.

Areas of Focus:
Children's Rights; Human Rights; Conflict