This Is My Normal

This is My Normal is a sobering documentary exploring two primary questions, “What is poverty?” and “What is normal for the world's poor?”, through the stories and imagery from the slums in Nairobi, Kenya. In particular, the film focuses on the people of the Mathare Valley – a section of the Mathare slums often referred to as the “Forgotten Valley.” While the living conditions, unemployment, and health concerns are an embodiment of the (global) poverty issues, it is the “mindset” that is the gravest of concerns. This is My Normal tackles this issue alongside the abundance of “quick fix” solutions often presented by NGOs and sporadic visits from the West. Ultimately, This is My Normal is inviting others into a conversation in hopes of bringing awareness to some of the world’s forgotten places and people.

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Screening Dates

Screenings will be posted below as more dates / locations are confirmed.

  • February 24th - Justice Conerence - Philadelphia