Kenya Maasai: The Race to Preserve the Past
(15 minutes) Kenya
Director: UN News and Media Division
Producer: Andi Gitow
Their centuries old culture is at risk of disappearing. They are the Maasai in Kenya. Now two of their own are in a race against time to preserve their heritage. We join them on their journey deep inside this fascinating world.
Andi Gitow was born in New York and studied at Columbia University. She is a two-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has been working as a TV producer and director for more than fifteen years. She began her career as a long-format producer with NBC Network News, based in New York. While there, she also senior-produced and was head of a special programming unit. In 2004 she moved to United Nations Television (UNTV) in New York, where she began producing films covering a range of themes from human rights to climate change. She has also produced for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel and has garnered over twenty journalism awards.
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