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Orphans of Mathare is a 60-minute film that documents the lives of former street children many orphaned by HIV/AIDS now living at the Good Samaritan Children's Home, an orphanage and school in the Mathare Slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
By following the lives of several orphans, the film lays bare the complicated relationship between poverty, violence, disease, Christianity, tradition and the orphan crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Orphans of Mathare brings new urgency to dealing with the AIDS pandemic, as it reveals that global AIDS is not simply a medical crisis but a socio-cultural one as well that threatens to create a generation of children without parents.
The film encourages Western audiences to ask questions of themselves regarding their role in dealing with this global problem.