The African Dream Initiative is revolutionary in its approach to serving the youth of Africa. In giving them the best education possible; filling them with love, confidence, and support at home, and instilling them with leadership skills, these children have all the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty and into prosperity.
Music: “Almost Everything” by Wakey!Wakey! | “Lights Dim” by The American Dollar
Fay Simpson & The Lucid Body are currently in development of a Social Change Theatre piece that focuses on Veterans who have come home from war, and the disconnect that exists between those who have served, and those who have not. Trying to bridge the gap. This film serves to tell the story of their work.
During the historic Somali famine during the summer of 2011, I spent time in Dadaab Kenya, working with FilmAid International. Ryan Jones and I created this film to show FilmAids unique roll during the crisis there.
"ITS NOT CHARITY" The official title of our documentary, formerly "Transforming Lives" examines the shift in how aid is being done around the world.
For generations the west has given handouts to those in need with little lasting results. Today, organizations are rising up, implementing a new model. One of sustainability. One of EDUCATION. One based on the belief in the potential of all human beings, rather than pity for a people we wrongly perceive, as inferior.
It’s been two weeks now that We’ve been in Uganda. Traveling the country asking what Ugandan’s want for the future of their country. The resounding answer is the same every time, Education. We’ve been asking children, parents, teachers, doctors, politicians why the plethora of NGO’s putting children in school hasn’t helped. The answer is they don’t do enough and don’t seem to care enough. Over 50 percent of the children in Northern Uganda who are not in school were once sponsored by various NGOs in the area but have since been dropped. We find more and more that LEAD Uganda is truly a revolutionary model and is making an undeniable impact in the lives of children and communities all over this wonderful country. I cant wait to finish this film so the word can hear this story. It needs to be told.