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Jambo Kenya!

Eleven kids sign up for a trip to Kenya. With no clear idea of what’s ahead. Some don’t know that they’ll be teaching kids in a local village. And some don't know that they’ll end up building a school house “from scratch." And for sure, no one expects to be chased by a wild elephant! All this happens and more... Despite growing up on the Discovery Channel they just aren’t prepared for the breathtaking beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of the people. Or the stoic calm with which the people accept their lot. No clean water. Shacks for homes. Dark and dingy classrooms. This isn’t a make-believe movie shot on a fake movie set. Jambo Kenya! It’s Africa for real!
“In a prime time world saturated with fake reality, Jambo Kenya is the real deal... to her credit Krishna lets this play out in the kids' own words.” Kathy Muldoon, Toronto Star, May 7th, 2005
Film Details
Feature
2005
MinutesSeconds
Run time5800
English
In Sync Video
Credits
Director: 
Lalita Krishna
Producer: 
Lalita Krishna
Animator: 
Imarion Inc
Film Coordinator: 
Yasmine Abbasakoor
Cinematographer: 
Zoe Dirse
Additional Camera: 
Lalita Krishna
Sound Recordist: 
Peter Sawade
Sound Recordist: 
Mike MacClymont
Sound Mixer: 
Ric Jurgens
Online Editor: 
Karen Shopsowitz
Online Editor: 
Dan Thompson
Still Photographer: 
Lalita Krishna
Transcription: 
Yasmine Abbasakoor
Transcription: 
Nadia Freskiw
Transcription: 
Trecia McLennan
Transcription: 
Elizabeth Ho
Transcription: 
Zohrain Zafar
Transcription: 
Sharada Eswar
Other credits: 
Music producer: Amin Bhatia Original Songs written and performed by: Adam Solomon “Jambo” original lyrics by Teddy Kalanda Harrison Business Affairs: Del Mehes
Awards and Festivals
Best Documentary, Hope and Dreams festival, New Jersey, 2005
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 2005
Selected Screening, Barcelona International Television Festival, 2007
Selected Screening, Bermuda Film Festival, 2005
Selected Screening, Calgary International Film Festival, 2005
Special Feature Screening, Sprockets, Toronto International Film Festival for Children, 2005
Selected Screening, Rimouski International Youth Film Festival, 2005
Selected Screening, Guelph International Film Festival, 2005
Selected Screening, Columbus International Children’s Film Festival, 2005
Selected Screening, Goyang International Children’s Film festival, South Korea, 2005
Selected Screening, Bay Street Film Festival, Thunder Bay, 2005
Selected Screening, San Diego International Children’s Film Festival, 2005
Selected Screening, Saskatchewan International Film Festival for Young People, 2006