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My Heart in Kenya - Surrey Screening

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Centre Stage

Surrey City Hall

13450 - 104 Avenue

Surrey, British Columbia V3T 1V8

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My Heart in Kenya is a touching one-hour documentary about an emotional reunion years in the making.

Local film maker Hunter Wood heard the story of this mother who is separated from her infant at birth while resettling in Surrey, BC.

Zeynab had to make an impossible choice. While fleeing with her children to Canada from a Kenyan refugee camp, she was forced to leave the youngest, baby Nasteha, behind.

Ruth Beardsley heard this harrowing story while working with Zeynab in a Surrey United Way-supported First Steps: Early Years Refugee Program. Ruth decided to do something incredible: Travel to Nairobi and return Nasteha to her mother in Canada.

My Heart in Kenya follows Ruth’s journey to Kenya as she navigates the seemingly insurmountable barriers that split Zeynab’s family apart.

Hunter was working in Post Production at the time, so this was his first opportunity to direct and work as cameraman on a documentary. Trevor Renney was the writer and producer with editing by Tuyet le and additional camera and photography by Ross Wood.

Watch the trailer here.

Evening Schedule

Refreshments will be served at 630pm

Welcome and Film screening will be 7pm

An engaging Q&A will follow the film.

FAQs

What are my parking options for the event?

Paid parking is available in the underground parking lot.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Ruth Beardsley if you have any questions: rbeardsley55@gmail.com

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Surrey City Hall

13450 - 104 Avenue

Surrey, British Columbia V3T 1V8

Canada

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