Pamoja: A Coming Together

Kenyans and Americans share traditions and experiences through the language of dance.

Premiere Date
November 1, 1998
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1998 Crested Butte Film Festival-Second Place, Audience Award
  • Nominated laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1998 Heartland Emmy Awards-Regional Emmy (Cultural/Historical)
  • Producer

    Dirk Olson

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    The Film

    Pamoja is Swahili for "coming together." In the summer of 1996, Denver's Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company — long a fixture on the international dance scene — hosted three dance troupes from Kenya. This cultural exchange was an exchange was an emotional, thought-provoking, and illuminating demonstration of the varied and irrepressible languages of dance. More importantly, it reminds us not of our differences but all we have in common.