Beyond Face Value

Kenya has many heroes and heroines from colonial to independent times. Unfortunately, we do not have a history of documenting and telling stories of heroism. The purpose of Beyond Face Value (BFV) Project, a series of biographical documentaries, is to document these stories to inform, enlighten and open public dialogue about the stories presented. It will also give the heroes and heroines their rightful place in Kenya’s history. Beyond Face Value seeks to tell the stories of these heroes and heroines through their own voices thereby making the stories personal, expressive and socially engaging. These will be compelling stories that will also create awareness on the real issues that have shaped

and continue to shape the lives of women and the wider society. The first of these stories, which CineArts has already produced, is Monica Wangu Wamwere – The Unbroken Spirit.