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Pulitzer Center Update March 27, 2008

"Sons of Lwala" documentary premiers at Vanderbilt University


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Seven years ago, Milton Ochieng' became the first person from his village in Kenya to receive a...

"Sons of Lwala," a film directed and produced by Pulitzer Center grantee Barry Simmons, follows two brothers from Kenya as they build their village's first clinic in dedication to their father who died of AIDS. The film premiered on March 27, 2008 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

The film was recently featured at the 39th Annual Nashville Film Festival where it won the Audience Award For Best Narrative Feature, the Tennessee Independent Spirit Award for the Best Feature-Length Film Directed By a Tennessee Resident and the NPT (Nashville Public Television) Human Spirit Award.

Learn more about the film