Mathare Valley is one of the largest slums in Africa, certainly in Kenya. Though we had many slums to choose from–including Kibera–we chose Mathare for a few reasons. First, the producer had strong connections in the slum, making access much easier. And as we did with all the slums we shot in, we tried to find slums that aren’t as famous or well known as others. Kibera, for example, is a well known slum in Nairobi and lots of people go there to take pictures. Mathare Valley is a bit harder to find, less well known, so that’s where we chose to shoot.