Kevin's mother died of AIDS, leaving him alone to fend for himself from the age of 10. Determined to stay in school, he supported himself by roasting peanuts. Kenya, Kevin’s country and community, like others in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Kevin is turning 17. He needs to know how to protect himself if he wants a future and his journey takes him from his home in a slum near Lake Victoria all the way to the Vice President of his country. Around the world, other teenagers put his questions to their leaders. It’s Kevin’s race to overcome the odds against him and discovers how to help those like him, orphaned and voiceless.
Writer/Director Miles Roston
Producer Veronica Sive
Executive Producer Pierre Peyrot
Festival Screening: Document 4 Human Rights Festival, Finalist for the 2006 ATOM Awards in the “Best Documentary Social & Political Issues”, 2006 DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival, Global Village Film Festival at the 2006 International AIDS Conference and Northampton International Community Film Festival, Urban Film Series across the USA, Wildsouth Film Festival and Brave Festival, Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children.
Website: Make It Real to me.
Produced in association with Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Sundance Channel, TG4 Ireland and Channel 11 Thailand.
© 2005 Film Victoria and Australian Film Commission, Emergint Australia