Week 38: Navigation Woes, Cheza Jouer Filming Day 3
September 24, 2012 § 1 Comment
September 22, 2012
On Saturday I was driving to meet the Cheza Jouer gang for the next interview shoot for the documentary on Mau Mau freedom fighters in Kenya. I entered the address Dia had given me on Google Maps on my BlackBerry. I arrived exactly where the dot said and I couldn’t find the house. I called Dia. “Where are you?” When I told her, she said, “Oh, no, the Google map has you in kukamunga.” I was in the far southwest end of town, and I was supposed to be in the far northwest end of town, thirteen miles away. When I finally got there after almost an hour and a half of driving, come to find out homegirl inadvertently gave me the wrong address! A bit of advice for when you are going to an address you don’t know: always ask for the nearest cross streets. Then you at least know which end of town you are supposed to be in.
Ah, vodka . . .
The interview with Marcus Ray was amazing. I was riveted listening to him talk about the history of colonialism in East Africa and the military tactics used by the British and the Mau Mau fighters.