2014 Edition

Tough Bond

Tough Bond

Section: Long Documentary

Country: Kenya | USA

Production Year: 2013

Runtime: 85 Minutes

Directors: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Screenwriters: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Cinematographers: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Editors: Sam Citron, Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Print Source: av@villagebeat.org

Synopsis: Clutching small dirty bottles to their noses, gangs of kids in Kenya sniff Tough Bond-brand glue to numb themselves against street life. Driven from their villages by poverty to nearby towns and exploding city slums, they represent a new generation of displaced youth cut off from their traditional network of elders to care for them. For three years, the two filmmakers followed four lost youngsters as they each struggle to adapt to a new urban wilderness.