Monday, 5 September 2011
OLIVIA WILDE SHOOTING DOCUMENTARY IN NAIROBI
Hollywood actress Olivia Wilde is in the country to shoot a documentary for an American media portal called PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). On Saturday, the actress known for her role in blockbuster movie Cowboys and Aliens and TV series House was in Kibera.
In her twitter account on Friday afternoon, the actress posted: “I'm in Kenya with PBS and Nick Kristof shooting a doc for Half The Sky!! Tomorrow we head into the slums to interview female entrepreneurs.”
On Saturday (September 3) Olivia was at the Jamii Bora Trust in Kibera know for it’s initiative in getting over 50 street beggar families in Nairobi out of poverty and building a better life for their families.
Anyho, PBS is the most prominent provider of television programs to U.S. public television stations.
The documentary Half the Sky, based on Kristof's book of the same name will highlight how women turn oppressive situations into opportunities. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns for New York Times.
In his blog post about the PBS documentary deal in May this year, Nick wrote: “Sheryl (his wife) and I will be traveling with various celebrity actresses for filming on location about issues ranging from human trafficking to girls’ education. I’m sure that some people will be wary of celebrity involvement, and I understand the reason for the wariness. But on the other hand, celebrities are a fabulous way to get the attention of people who don’t otherwise show much interest in issues of global poverty.”
The show will be aired in US TV stations in March 2012.