Millennium Discovers: Hustle Smart with Dennis Poeta - Slumcode, Nairobi

Arts / Discovery

Hustle Smart is a short documentary film about a man named Dennis and his struggles as an “idle youth” living in Huruma, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

With the help of an organization called Slumcode, he works to develop his natural talents and character to become a leader in his community.

Actuality Media made up of students from the US, Australia and the UK were impressed by Dennis Poeta’s story that created this short video to express Spoken Word Art as a means of social awareness and community transformation. Dennis has since Founded The ArtEast Hub where he runs monthly events including the major DYEVERSECITY Forums that are changing lives thru Spoken Word.

For more information on Slum Code visit

This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.

Producer: Jade George
Director: Victoria Tunbridge
Cinematographer: Alice Stephens
Editor: Lynda Gonzalez