Kenya, East Africa

Story by Elijah Kanye. Edited by Vivian Jieluan Chen. Translated by
Published on December 19, 2020.

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我小时候的梦想是当一名职业足球选手。像很多我儿时的玛萨瑞 [2]朋友一样,我想在我们当地的足球俱乐部踢球,比如玛萨瑞联队或者皇家玛萨瑞。如果能去更好的地方,我就想去欧洲的曼联皇马。社区里只有一个真正的足球场:玛萨瑞仓库球场。我和朋友们占据了这个场地,很多年来我们都是那里最好的足球小将。出于某种原因,当地人并不喜欢我们这样。不过我爱死了这种生活,我就想像城里可口可乐的广告牌上写的那样:“足球人生,畅饮可口。”[3]很遗憾的是事情并不像我想的那样,我得在人生中寻找另外一个目标。





[1] https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-47202313

[2] 玛萨瑞是肯尼亚内罗毕的贫民聚集区,大概有50万人口。

[3] 译者注:此处原文为1998年法国世界杯上可口可乐的经典广告语:Eat football, sleep football, drink Coca-Cola.

[4] 作者在荷兰国家电视台发布的内容见:https://nos.nl/video/2346202-elijah-filmt-het-politiegeweld-in-zijn-sloppenwijk.html,英国广播公司发布的内容见:https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-53025934

[5] 伊莱扎已经设立了专门用于帮助贫民窟年轻人的项目“萨提”,在此项目中,年轻人们会在电影、艺术和其他技术方面得到手把手的指导。愿有朝一日能实现他们的梦想。关于“萨提”请访问:https://www.facebook.com/watch/TVSauti/或 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFlrToASX3c&t=5s&ab_channel=SautiTv

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Elijah Kanye

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My name is Elijah Kanyi, a Filmmaker/Producer and Director based in Nairobi, Kenya. Born and bred in Mathare slum, one of the oldest slums in East Africa. I have witnessed so much injustice over the years, which is what motivated me to become a Filmmaker. The career path I chose has given me an opportunity to tell the stories of my people, ranging from corruption, and inequality in health and education, resource distribution, police brutality & extrajudicial killings. Early in my life, I was determined to protect and project a voice for the people without a voice, and that's wat I do as a filmmaker. 

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