Slum Dwellers

This short film follows the story of Jockin, who was raised in the Indian slums where families are forced to live in squalid conditions without any support or hope of a future. Jockin had an idea to organize those marginalized communities to improve conditions for themselves; call it the “Slum Dwellers” union. This film invites the viewer to Kenya, to witness a transformation of a community and its people. Now these unions are in over 30 countries globally.

Gabriel Diamond – Director (USA)

“These people lived in poverty, but they didn’t want handouts. They just wanted to show me what they built. They wanted to show me how they did it, and tell me about their plans. They were proud, unified, and optimistic. I hope this film helps to change the way people think about poverty. Just a little bit.”

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