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Wamba Screens Tester at Woodruff

by on Nov.29, 2009, under News

Saturday night the producers of the independent film “Wamba” held a well-attended test screening of a rough cut of their project at the Rich Auditorium in the Woodruff Performing Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. Attendees included many Kenyans now living in Atlanta, a member of the Atlanta Film Festival organization and Miss Kenya, who looked quite sexy in her competition sash.

Here’s a synopsis of the film from Takeover DJs:

This film takes place in 1990 and follows the life of Wamba and his group of friends who live in California – a suburban slum of Nairobi. When Wamba’s family deals with the devastating effects of a new and unknown disease in AIDS, the whole community is torn apart and threatened. Wamba must make choices and search out the knowledge in order to empower his community over the AIDS/HIV epidemic of the 1990s.

Despite a significantly delayed start due to technical issues, the crowd remained patient and sincerely interested in watching a film which explores the superstition and lack of education which existed in Africa during the burgeoning AIDs crisis of the early 1990s. Filmed entirely in Kenya, “Wamba” has strong ties to Georgia including Director of Photography Alfeo Dixon, who explains that the film was shot digitally on a Canon 5D DSLR, the type of camera normally associated with professional stills photography.

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