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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…



Kupenda Documentary Tour Update and Covid 19 Impact on Kids with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 17, 2020

Dear Friends, I am making an official, yet unsurprising, announcement that Kupenda’s documentary tour is postponed until October/November 2020. The Gordon College (Wenham, MA) showing has been rescheduled to October 24th (RSVP here). As we work with our partners to reschedule other screenings around the country, we will update our documentary tour website and social media pages. The weight heavy on…



14 hikers standing together and holding a banner with a large "W" in the center.

Filmmaker reflections on Kupenda, documentary, and September Kenya trip

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 6, 2016

We are so grateful Philip Knowlton is using his talents to create a documentary film on Kupenda and the Kilimanjaro climb!  We are also grateful to Garrett Guidera, and Justin Francis for their creative support as well.  We hope to have an official trailer to share with you all by January 2017…along with release dates…



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