Brian Ekdale

Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Iowa

Blog, Kenya

One Goal, One Hope

I’m posting the video “One Goal, One Hope” directed by Jeff Mohammed. Jeff is a member of Mwelu Foundation and one of the youth I’ve been working with in Mathare. While I’m listed as a producer, basically I was the provider of equipment, carrier of bags, and teacher of Final Cut, and nothing more. This is truly the product of much hard work by Jeff, Maina, Maxwell, and Rodgers (I hope I’m not forgetting anyone) and the guidance of Julius.

Oh yeah, Jeff turned 18 a week after the documentary was finished. And this was his first time directing and editing any video projects.


  1. Julie

    May 8, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Thanks for posting! I enjoyed Jeff’s debut piece — well done! What methods/avenues are there to contribute support for James?

  2. bekdale

    May 13, 2010 at 7:36 am

    thanks for the interest julie. jeff and i are currently looking up a way to set up a sponsorship for james through a local organization. i will update the post when we figure this out.

  3. Manish

    June 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Amazing video. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. John MacLeod

    December 15, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Greetings Brian,
    Twelve years on and I’ve just learned of Jeff’s video and would like to watch it. But how?

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