Kenyan film a moving story about building a rural clinic

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Kenyan film a moving story about building a rural clinic

Milton Ochieng, right, and his brother Fred Ochieng star in the documentary “Sons of Lwala.” The brothers are students at Vanderbilt University and return to their native village in Kenya to build a medical clinic after their parents died from AIDS.

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"Sons of Lwala," by Barry Simmons, 77 minutes, 12:15 p.m. Friday and 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Gaslight Theatre.

Durango Independent Film Festival

Wednesday


DIFF Opening Night, Free movie night: "An Unlikely Weapon," 6 p.m., Abbey; "Property" and "Gospel Hill," 6 p.m. Gaslight; "Sex, Death & Gods" shorts program, 9 p.m., Abbey; "Making the Man" and "Courting Condi," 9 p.m. Gaslight. Sponsored by The Durango Herald.


Thursday


Gallery Arts Welcome the Film Arts, 5-8 p.m., visit Azul Gallery, Durango Arts Center, The Earthen Vessel, Ellis West Gallery, Harper/Roberts Gallery, Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, Open Shutter Gallery, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Toh-Atin Gallery, free, refreshments.


Acting Workshop, 4 p.m., with Janet Davidson, maker of "a Piece of Pie," free, downstairs at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.


Friday


Short Films Workshop, 4 p.m., how to make, schedule, budget shorts and turn one into a feature with Rich Heinrich, free, downstairs at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.


Filmmakers Party, 5 p.m. Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., open to the public, 21 or older, music, snacks, cash bar.


Saturday


Backcountry Experience Reception, 5-7 p.m., open to the public, refreshments, Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino Del Rio.


Film Distribution Panel, 3 p.m., free, with distributor Mike Katchman of Rivercoast Films Distribution and local filmmaker Justin Hunt, Jean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar, 601 Main Ave.


Late Night VIP Party, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. only, food and spirits, by invitation and first-tier pass holders only, Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, 701 East Second Ave.


Sunday


DIFF Awards Dinner and Ceremony, 6 p.m., by invitation and first-tier pass holders only, Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 East Second Ave.

Kenyan film a moving story about building a rural clinic

Milton Ochieng, right, and his brother Fred Ochieng star in the documentary “Sons of Lwala.” The brothers are students at Vanderbilt University and return to their native village in Kenya to build a medical clinic after their parents died from AIDS.

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