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Film a Movie in Kibera

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.Nairobi, Kenya

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Experience hosted by Mike

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Make a powerful short film with a local director

Find inspiration in the location that turned me into a storyteller. I'll tell you about growing up in Kibera and how this community made me who I am today. Afterward, we'll find a story of our own and learn how to mold it into a short film together. We'll create a magical script based off of our one-hour trip through Kibera's creative spaces and community. Then we'll film it and do a quick edit.

Mike's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Juice, soda or water: will be provided according to your preferences of the...
  • Equipment
    Bring micro sd cards, 16,32,64 gb..if you want to keep the footage for your...
From ₹5,004
/ person
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Meet your host, Mike

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
A seasoned filmmaker and co-founder of Mike Lolly Productions, I grew up in the Kibera slums. That experience shaped who I am today, and it's where I first discovered cameras and my love of film.

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Where you'll be

Kibera, my hometown neighborhood, where I get a lot of inspiration. With a population of approximately 1 million, this area will be our film studio for the day. We'll visit Maasai Mbili Art Centre, Creatives Garage, Bone Craft, an art gallery in Kamukunji Grounds, and the train tracks.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Albara
October 2018
Mike and his team were such an amazing company! Very informative and eye opening. We’ve captured many stories during our walk and I had to listen see through Mike’s own stories a window to another world.
Jule
September 2018
Mike is well connected in the community. He is very flexible, friendly and communicative and he takes the time to answer all your questions..There was not a second in which i felt unsecure. I highly recommend a trip with him and his friends! Thank you for everything! It was a eye-opening day.
Mike is well connected in the community. He is very flexible, friendly and communicative and he takes the time to answer all your questions..There was not a second in which i felt…
New
July 2018
I've been on several Airbnb Tours, but Mike's was special. Not only does he take you to a place beyond the scope of your imagination, he brings along the perspective of an insider who has lived and filmed where you are walking. Mike is a talented and accomplished film maker and is well connected in the city. We walked and talked for hours, and I enjoyed the company of his friends and colleagues some of whom joined us along the tour to give added experience and insights. Take the tour, make a film, you'll like Mike... Mark Valley
I've been on several Airbnb Tours, but Mike's was special. Not only does he take you to a place beyond the scope of your imagination, he brings along the perspective of an insider…
Alex
June 2018
Amazing experience! Great way to see a very unique place. Mike is a fantastic tour, we would not have been able to see the things we saw without him. Thank you so much!
Alex
June 2018
Overall 10/10!!! Mike and his team are awesome! They helped us get comfortable being in Kibera, then took us through the main sites and hidden gems of the area. He is super friendly and has an awesome story. He knows the area very well being brought up in Kibera. I brought my own equipment and wanted to shoot a few specific things, so I described to Mike and he took me to the right places to make it happen. A very unique way to experience Nairobi. I’ll remember this forever.
Overall 10/10!!! Mike and his team are awesome! They helped us get comfortable being in Kibera, then took us through the main sites and hidden gems of the area. He is super friendl…
Dan
April 2018
Even more than filmmaking, I learned about what life in Kibera is really like. I got to walk the streets with locals and see firsthand how a community of that size functions. A completely different side of Nairobi! I look forward to working with Mike and Mike when I bring a group of filmmakers to Nairobi in June.
Even more than filmmaking, I learned about what life in Kibera is really like. I got to walk the streets with locals and see firsthand how a community of that size functions. A com…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your own film gear or beverage if you're comfortable this way.

What to bring

bring personal camera if you would like

extra sd cards for your extra short clips or pics