How to Build a Library

Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


Two ambitious Kenyan women are on a mission to revitalize Nairobi’s libraries.But before realizing their dream, they must navigate the precarious halls of Nairobi's politics and the problematic colonial history from which these libraries were built.

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