About the Film

On the coast of Kenya, where people impacted by disability are often shunned and viewed as cursed, these three determined teenagers set out to challenge their community’s long-held stigma and climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.


This 70-minute documentary, created by filmmaker, Philip Knowlton of OPPOSIT, won Best Feature Documentary at the Inclús, Barcelona International Disability Film Festival and was also shown at the Beloit Film Festival and the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

We will be hosting upcoming screenings at the following locations.

  • Dallas, Texas – TBD
  • Ellsworth, Maine – TBD
  • Kennesaw, Georgia – TBD
  • Atlanta, Georgia – TBD
  • Madison, Wisconsin – TBD
  • Marriottsville, Maryland – TBD


Past screenings


Check back here for additional dates and details for screenings!

Note: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to fully engage. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact [email protected].

Interested in hosting a documentary screening in your community? Contact us at [email protected] to receive a copy of our Press Kit and learn more.

Kupenda Documentary