We are thrilled to announce that our new film ‘Reading Where the Wild Things Are in the Great Rift Valley’ has been shortlisted for the 2019 Charity Film Awards, beating off stiff competition from over 60 other films in our category!
The shortlist was decided by public vote and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted. Special thanks also to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for funding both the making of the film and much of our work supporting readers in Kenya.
‘Reading Where the Wild Things Are in the Great Rift Valley’ follows Pascalia, a young girl in Kenya as she discovers a new book in her library. It beautifully captures how books enrich children’s lives, helping them discover wonderful stories which stay with them throughout their lives.
The film has already been viewed over 3,000 times and this shortlisting gives us the opportunity to spread word even further word about the difference books can make.
All the shortlisted films will now be judged by a panel of experts which includes Guardian Chief Executive Evelyn Webster, BBC News journalist and newsreader David Eades and Comic Relief Founder Kevin Cahill. The panel will choose winners from each category, and those winners will be announced later this year.