Slum Stories: Lost Chance

  • Ephantus Kariuki,
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  • 7 min 32 s

This short documentary introduces us to Isaac, an 8-year-old boy who spends his day cleaning house and looking after his younger sister. Mathare slum in Nairobi has a population of 500,000 where despite access to free primary education, many children do not go to school.

Produced by Slum TV, in association with UN Habitat and the National Film Board of Canada.

Director: Ephantus Kariuki
Camera: Nicholas Mathenge
Sound: Vilnick Kemuma
Producer: Benson Kamau
With Support from Sam Hopkins

Lost Chance is part of the Slum Stories, Kenya project.


Ephantus Kariuki
Nicholas Mathenge
Vilnick Kemuma
Benson Kamau


  • edgar49

    “This film tugged my heart. ” — edgar49, 28 Sep 2010

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