make it real (to me)
Kevin Sumba's mother died of AIDS, leaving him alone to fend for himself from the age of 10. Determined to stay in school, he supported himself roasting peanuts. Kevin's country, like others in Sub-Saharan Africa, is hard hit by HIV/AIDS. Statistics show that 50% of new infections are in people between 15-24. Kevin is turning 17. He wants a future. The question is: does he have one? In this film, Kevin takes us on a world journey to find answers. He goes all the way from his home in a slum in Kisumu to the Vice President of Kenya. His questions are put to leaders all over the world. It’s a film about his struggles, his awakening sexuality, and contrasting opinions, from abstinence to those who support the use of condoms. It’s his race to overcome the odds. This is a film about a teenager who now dares to make a difference and transforms from a victimized boy into a young leader in his own community.