The Star (Nairobi)

15 July 2011

Kenya: Hollywood Actress Shooting Documentary in Country

Teresa Palmer is famed for her role in The Sorcerer's Apprentice opposite Nicholas Cage. The actress is said to be in the country shooting a documentary for a UK charity organization called Happy Africa Foundation.

Teresa is the producer of the documentary on happiness that has a crew of three. It will follow a group of orphan children who, despite their trials, remain remarkably positive. "We are just going to let the kids run the documentary," she told Vogue, "We want them to talk to us about what makes them happy - just a study on why so many people from third-world countries seem to be able to find the happiness that is missing in a lot of people's lives in more privileged countries like America and Australia."

In Kenya, the UK charity organization Happy Africa Foundation runs the Nomadic Communities Trust (NCT), which, through means of a mobile medical clinic, offers health care services to the communities of the Samburu district. It also manages a medical and community project in Limuru under the Limuru Children's Centre.

The 24-year-old Australian-born actress is starring in I Am Number Four, a sci-fi blockbuster produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay and directed by DJ Caruso (Disturbia). She plays "bad-ass" Number Six, one of nine aliens sent to Earth disguised as high school students and now on the run from their enemies.

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