My Heart In Kenya

Feature Length Documentary

After fleeing from civil war in her native Ethiopia, Zeynab attempted to immigrate to Canada with her five children. But during the immigration process, she became pregnant with her sixth child, Nasteha. When she tried to leave Kenya, she was forced to leave baby Nasteha behind. Three years later, a social service worker named Ruth Beardsley travels to Nairobi in an attempt to gain Nasteha's trust - and bring her back to Vancouver and reunite her with her mother.

We created this documentary with the support of United Way and Options Community Services in Surrey, BC. It is shown in schools and settlement organizations across Canada and the world, with the goal of raising awareness for the struggles and hardships that refugee families endure.

Full Length Film