Mama Hope : African Men. Hollywood Stereotypes

Wouldn't it be better if African men weren't always depicted as warlords or victims?  Gabriel, Benard, Brian and Derrik (the Kenyan men in this video) told me they wanted to make a film that pokes fun at the absurdities of the Hollywood stereotypes defining the world's perception of them.  This is the third video in the nonprofit Mama Hope's Stop the Pity campaign.

Exec. Producer / Co-Director / DP : Bryce Adolphson

Mama Hope : The Women of Nyamonge Present Netball

When asked what they would make a film about, the women of the Nyamonge neighborhood of Chiga village in Kisumu, Kenya said, "Netball. We always see African women as sad and poor. We want to make a video about something we love." 

These women are multidimensional. Some own small businesses. Some farm, sell dried fish, make breakfast breads, sell fabric and scarves, or sing for a living. All of them are mothers and most are caregivers for orphans in their own home. They are leaders of water committees and microfinance groups. They also carry water on their heads for miles, live in one room homes with mud packed walls, and worry about paying their children's school fees. Their ability is infinite and inspiring. Amongst all this, It's practice four times a week and, at times, walking over four miles for tournaments. These ladies don't mess around.  This is the fourth video in the nonprofit Mama Hope's Stop the Pity campaign.  

Creative Director / Dir. & DP / Editor : Bryce Adolphson