The Office Meets International Development

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

The mockumentary genre continues to be a major force in both TV and movies around the world, and now Kenya is getting its first comedy-doc series, tacking issues that are both local and international. As one of the major hubs for international development, there are over 4,000 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) registered in Kenya who work across a wide variety of fields. Aptly titled, The Samaritans follows the ups and downs of working in an NGO—and all of the bureaucratic inefficiencies that go with it. In this case, the made-up NGO in the series is called Aid for Aid, which essentially does nothing—a tongue-in-cheek take on the seemingly altruistic field from a Kenyan perspective make this a series to pay attention to.