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Tag Archive: Africa

Raising the Future **Past Mission Winner**

Who will ensure that all of our children, including the abandoned babies and AIDS orphans are cared for?  When Ruth Grobler grappled with that question, the answer became clear. This is a short documentary about[…]

America Heard: Refuge of Hope

Synopsis: Syracuse, New York is an unlikely home to over 10,000 former refugees now living in the U.S.. Two women at the forefront of this community reflect on what their presidential vote means to those[…]

INANGA Like Father Like Daughter

This short documentary film talks about Sophie Nzayisenga the first female player of the Inanga, a large tough-zither instrument with between 8 and 16 strings. Her father, Thomas Kirusu at a very young age he[…]

Never Too Late to Dream

A young man drops out of college due to resources challenge.  After some months of depression and stress, he finds a new passion and a new dream and pursues it.   About the Filmmaker Submitted[…]

Mr. Ability

Mr. Ability is a story about the resilience, purpose, determination, and above all the power of the mind. Simon Peter may be physically impaired as his hands are non functional but he has the mindset[…]

Vuyiswa Ntombela’s Charitable Cause

BEANIE AND SOCKS CAMPAIGN A youth collaboration campaign founded by Vuyiswa Ntombela recruiting her peers to inspire and bring change within her community by giving beanies and socks to the needy from donating to orphanage[…]

Day by Day

Cancer sucks… But one has to learn to accept it or it will eat you alive. I found acceptance through film and making movies. It offered an escape from the dreaded world of having chemo/radiation[…]

From Poverty to Prosperity in Uganda

In a country where poverty is the norm, hopelessness is common and things most of us take for granted don’t exist, Uganda is not unlike many African nations. But Chrispin Lutalo discovered prosperity in something[…]