It was the closing ceremony of the Fifth Annual Slum Film Festival and Maxwell Odhiambo's film, the centerpiece of the night, wasn't there yet.
"Did you finish it?" his mentor George Stanley Nsamba asked nervously as Odhiambo burst through the door, two hours late.
"We finished it," he said with a grin.
A packed audience in downtown Nairobi, including a Kenyan actor who had flown in from Hollywood, waited for his film to begin. A blue screen stared back at them; the audience shifted nervously. There were technical difficulties.