Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies and Miami Jazz & Film Society present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Friday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center!
Join us for a screening of Mully, directed by Scott Haze, followed by a discussion led by Keith Clark of Miami Jazz and Film Society.
Thursday, December 20th, 2018 @ 6pm
$5 Advance Tickets
$10 At the Door
Students FREE with student ID
About the Film:
The documentary, Mully, is based on the life of Charles Mulli and his organization, Mully Children’s Family (MCF). Directed by Scott Haze, narrated by Mulli, his wife, and his children, Mully uses historical and home footage to show the early years of Mulli’s life. Abandoned by his family at age six, Mulli begged for food over the next decade before finding work in the city of Nairobi. After months of hard work, Mulli was promoted to manager, overseeing all workers in the plantation, where he met his wife, Esther. Soon, Mulli started his own bus service called Mullyways, which led him to numerous business ventures, such as insurance, real estate, and eventually, a monopoly on oil and gas exports. One day, after his car was stolen and he was forced to take public transportation, he witnessed poverty in the streets of Kenya. This led Mulli to confront his religious beliefs and to make the decision that he would no longer work for money.
After leaving business and selling most of his possessions, Mulli began bringing orphans into his home and cared for them. Every day, he brought more children home and soon, his house was exceptionally crowded. His decisions resulted in an estrangement from his church and local community. He faced disapproval from his children and lacked the ability to provide food and space for the children under his care. This led Mulli to relocate to Ndalani, where he created MCF and built a new structure for the children of the organization where the children contributed to its success. The MCF created a system of greenhouses, and infrastructure for fish and plant farming that contributed to the development of an irrigation system to combat drought in Kenya. Mulli’s MCF gained notoriety for feeding children in Kenya after violence broke out in 2007 following national presidential elections. Mulli has been recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Head of State Commendation of the Republic of Kenya. The MCF children have gone on to become prominent members in society and many have attended colleges and universities all across Kenya. Mully is an example of African strategies for socio-economic development, initiated by Africans and in response to critical local concerns.
Historic Hampton House Cultural Center
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
*Free Parking in Rear via 43rd Terrace*