The Mathare Project

by Randy Bell

Expected Completion December 2016

A twelve-year film that follows the lives of a group of orphaned children living at the Good Samaritan Children’s Home in Nairobi, Kenya’s Mathare slum, one of the largest slums in Africa. The footage is drawn from 21 trips to Kenya between 2001 and 2013. The project will show the reality of growing up without parents amidst poverty, violence, and AIDS.

Danger's Hour

by Randy Bell and Max Kennedy

Expected Completion December 2015

On the morning of May 11, 1945, days after the Nazi surrender, the USS Bunker Hill was 70 miles off the coast of Okinawa. At precisely 9:58 a.m., Kiyoshi Ogawa radioed in to his base at Kanoya, 350 miles from the Bunker Hill, "I found the enemy vessels." At 10:02 a.m., as he hovered above the Bunker Hill, hidden in a mass of clouds, Kiyoshi spoke his last words: "Now, I am nose-diving into the ship."