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What do we want? More Development!

A trailer for an interesting new documentary on a development project in Lamu, Kenya. The filmmakers look at the complexities of development by honing in on the specific challenges faced by a massive port project that seeks to bring more trade the the island community on the Northern Kenyan coast.

The reactions by people in the community and the slow pace give the project the feel of Boston’s famous boondoggle, the Big Dig. The story illustrates how a massive project has the potential to create problems as much as it can perpetuate greater prosperity for a community.

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Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a New Hampshire-based reporter for Humanosphere. Before joining Humanosphere, Tom founded and edited the aid blog A View From the Cave. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GlobalPost and Christian Science Monitor. He tweets at @viewfromthecave. Contact him at tmurphy[at]humanosphere.org.