Street Dreams: Dancing to Survive

Street Dreams: Dancing to Survive – BBC Africa Eye documentary
A group of street dancers in Nairobi struggle against the odds to become celebrities.

A seven-strong group of homeless street dancers in Nairobi, who call themselves the Street Family Dance Crew are determined to overcome the desperate hardships of street life and make their names as celebrity dancers. Film-maker Nick Wambugu follows them for two years on their quest to find fame and fortune. Their journey is fraught with obstacles as they endure hunger and destitution, bust-ups with police, family troubles, and the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is a film about hope and ingenuity, resilience and courage, as the boys find ways to survive and keep dancing – hoping, against all the odds, that they will break through and hit the big time.

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Credit list:

Filmed and Directed by Nick Wambugu
Narration – Nick Wambugu
Acting Editors, Africa Eye – Andy Bell, Tom Watson
Executive Producer, Africa Eye – Emma Whitlock
Producer, Folklore – Nick Wambugu, Maurice Murage
Producer, Africa Eye – Giovanni Ulleri
Reversioning Producers, Africa Eye – Anna Payton, Izzy Fleming
Digital Producer, Africa Eye – Tamsin Ford
Social Media Producer, Africa Eye – Anusha Kumar
Cinematographers, Folklore – Nick Wambugu, Maurice Murage, Wesley Kagema
Additional Cinematography, Folklore – Tony De Gigz, Joel ‘Ingo’ Ngui, Collins Akunga, Brian Adagala
Film Editors – Andy Lloyd, Kirsi Pyy, Joao Nunes
Production Manager, Africa Eye – Simon Frost, Lucy Stevens
Production Manager, Folklore – Lola Kanazi
Production Coordinator, Africa Eye – Sarah Clarke
Talents and Rights Management – Artist Rights Africa (ARA)
Location Sound, Folklore – Ahenda Edward, Okeyo Desmond
Set Photographer – Al Amin Mutunga
Title Graphics – Sandra Omariba, Bobbi Gassy
Online Editor – Chris Stott
Sound Mix – Jez Spencer
Colourist – Boyd Nagle

Arrow Bwoy – Digi Digi (Go Down)
Size 8 Reborn – Pale Pale
Arrow Bwoy – Shikisha
Harmonize – Never Give up
Wyre ft Cecile – She Say dat
Burna Boy – GBONA
Nyashinski – free
Diamond – Tetema
Black Banjuni – Maziwa Mala
Masauti – Ipepete
Sauti Sol – Extravaganza
Fena Gitu- Steam
Castro – Gangsta Dance
Collo – Carry GO
Rico Gang and Ochungulo Family – Chachisha

Special Thanks:
Bosco’s Family
Moha’s Family
Socialight Media
Sam Soko
Jeffrey Shihembetsa


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