Kupenda Documentary

Kupenda’s Award-Winning Documentary

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on December 8, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that on November 30, 2021, the “Kupenda” documentary was awarded Best Feature Film at the Inclús, Barcelona International Disability Film Festival. Not only is the award accompanied by a financial prize, but more importantly, it offers an incredible opportunity to share our mission with the world. In 2016, filmmaker, Philip…



A mom and two of her children laying on a couch

“It all comes down to love” Reflections on our Documentary from People with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 28, 2021

“Nothing for us without us.” A long-standing reminder about the importance of including people with disabilities in interventions designed to support them. With this in mind, we invited our friend Susie Lotharius to host a screening of our “KUPENDA” documentary for a group she runs in Atlanta, Georgia, called Every Voice Matters. Members of this…



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Panel Discussion with the 3 Kenyan Teens from our Documentary

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

Earlier this month, Gordon College’s The La Vida Center for Outdoor Education hosted a screening of our documentary, followed by a panel discussion with the 3 Kenyan youth who hiked Kilimanjaro in the film! Our executive director, Kenyan director, filmmaker and hiking guide were also on the panel. Check out the discussion here: Want to keep updated on…



Three Kenyan children standing with a female smiling.

Join us for a Free Screening of our KUPENDA documentary!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 27, 2021

Next month we’re partnering with Gordon College, Waypoint Adventure and La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership to host a free screening of our documentary about 3 Kenyan teens who hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro to show the world that disability is not inability! Check out the trailer below and register here! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work?  You…



Kupenda Documentary cover- 3 Kenyan teens standing on rocky ground, surrounded by starry sky.

Songs of Triumph: Kupenda’s Documentary Soundtrack is Now Available!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 21, 2020

Kupenda is pleased to announce that the soundtrack to our documentary film is now available to stream! You can find the album, composed by Mauricio Yazigi and entitled ‘Kupenda’, on all of your favorite music streaming sites including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Napster. Yazigi’s music, much like the film, is both…



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