I Want to Be a Pilot

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I Want to Be a Pilot
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Movie poster
Directed by Diego Quemada-Diez
Produced by Diego Quemada-Diez
Written by Diego Quemada-Diez
Starring Joseph Kyalo Kioko, Collins Otieno, Gaudencia Ayuma Shichenga, Kepha Onduru, Joseph Kyalo Kioko
Cinematography Diego Quemada-Diez
Edited by Kim Bica
Release date
February 22, 2006 (Kenya)
Running time
~12 minutes
Country Kenya
Language English
Budget €8,000 (estimated)[1]

I Want to Be a Pilot is a 2006 award winning Kenyan - Mexican short film docufiction written and directed by Diego Quemada-Diez. The movie has earned more than 50 international prizes, including the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and has participated in over 200 film festivals such as Sundance, Locarno, Telluride, Edinburgh, Amiens, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Manhattan, Silverdocs, Bermuda, San Francisco.


The film tells the story of a poverty stricken boy in one of the poorest parts of Kenya who looks up towards the heavens and dreams of being an airline pilot, of being able to fly.


  • Joseph Kyalo Kioko[2]
  • Kepha Onduru
  • Collins Otieno ... Omondi
  • Gaudencia Ayuma Schichenga

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