Kenya: The Documentary Film has been called "Fantastic", "Gripping", and "An Absolute Masterpiece."
During this award-winning film, you will be swept away on an emotional journey as the great message of hope and light is spread across the dark continent. A viewer writes: "The story of Kenya is boldly and masterfully told, and it will shatter any stereotype you might have"
SEE THE FILM BY CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE, OR SEE THE TRAILER BELOW
A documentary film crew traveled with the Stephen Galvano Worldwide team to document the SGWW Kenya experience. The crew was headed by Steven Galvano with additional photography and technical assistance by Jeremy Galvano and Jim Kasanga. Jeremy Galvano was also responsible for still photography. Many native Africans also assisted with the project. Frank Onjor and Martin Ondere were responsible for auxiliary audio mixing and feeds, and Lydia Muthami and Erick Nyamai assisted with video. Others assisted with rigging, equipment, and security.
Kenya was shot entirely on High Definition video. Over 80 hours of HD footage was captured. Additionally, over 100 hours of digital audio was recorded including native song, sounds, and dialogue.
The film, Kenya, premiered at the World Ministry Conference in New York. Many delegates and representatives from Kenya were in attendance.
An exhibition called The Kenya Experience is displayed during the annual World Ministry Conference. The exhibition contains many Kenyan artifacts related to culture, tradition, and commerce. It also contains a photo gallery; native music (including original music from the film); native African art; and multiple video monitors with previews and special scenes from the film.
Kenya, The Documentary Film is the combined effort of nearly 200 individuals including producers, composers, journalists, researchers, photographers, digital artists, animators, and audio technicians. For more information on the production of Kenya, see the article entitled The Making of Kenya. The article was also recently published in a leading national magazine for film and broadcast producers. Kenya is the 4th feature film produced by Colors Studios.
Since its release, the film has been receiving rave reviews from viewers and film-industry insiders. In addition to it being played on the film festival circuit around the world, RCCM estimates that Kenya has been viewed by over 1 million people on SGWW.org and other web outlets.
The Sounds of Kenya
The following poem is a compilation of previous writings by various people about their experiences in Kenya.
The Sounds of Kenya
The Muslim call to prayer as dawn breaks in Mombasa. Flowing through the alleys of the city and through ornate door frames that once were masterpieces, over peeling walls that once were brightly colored buildings
Christians singing in the slums - so alive in their faith
The rhythmic chant of exotic birds outside my window each morning singing to the backdrop roar of the distant waking lions.
Blaring Rasta music that on a clear day seems to sing to your soul of the beauty of Africa, Africa...my heart belongs to Africa
The beating wings of moths and other large insects that curtain the sky on a rainy night.
The rise of a politicians voice as he gets more and more indignant at accusations, more certain of his righteousness - valid or not.
The children - so small and tattered, bare feet covered with callouses and the red dust of the city - "Jambo! Buy me something to eat!" they insist. ......."hapana" is how you say no in a quiet voice over the lump you have to swallow each time in your throat. But you say it each time.
"Habari?" How are you? one woman calls to you, but you swear she is singing it - it's so sweet and beautiful - all these sounds that fill my head - make me ache with their beauty, at the very realization of how precious it is to take them all in. I'm here for such a short time - but these sounds will fill my ears for a lifetime. I wish you could hear them with me. I am falling in love with this place. It's so full of music...
While in Kenya, the SGWW documentary team recorded many hours of breath-taking native song in various places including churches, homes, bus stops, and slums. The team also recorded the SGWW outdoor crusades with teachings by Stephen Galvano. Many of these items are included in the documentary film Kenya.
KENYA PROMOTIONAL TRAILER
Click the image to see the promotional trailer which was released before the SGWW trip.
The Kenya Experience
The Kenya Experience is an exhibition which occupies over 1000 square feet of the RCCM headquarters in Rochester, New York. The Kenya Experience exhibits many native Kenyan artifacts, collected during the SGWW Kenya trip, related to culture, tradition, and commerce. The exhibition also contains an extensive photo gallery with over 100 original framed film prints shot by the SGWW team. Also displayed is native music; (including original music from "Kenya" the documentary film) native African artwork; and multiple video monitors displaying content and video clips also from the film.
Be prepared! You may encounter the sights, sounds and fury of African wild life, or be enveloped in a torrential downpour as the sun sets in the Serengeti. You may even get to drink fresh milk from a coconut with Stephen Galvano!
With it's dramatic lighting, visual effects, and life-like surround sound audio system, one visitor noted that "it's like The Lion King -- in 3D"
The Kenya Experience is open only during special events.