A dynamic film on music as the great equalizer and healing force in war torn countries such as Uganda, particularly within orphanages where music provides common ground among children who are putting their lives back together.
Provide American students with cultural, geographical, and humanitarian insight into communities around the globe, complete with hands-on support projects and virtual classrooms worldwide. GoodMakers is working with university film programs to provide internship and mentorship opportunities, and a few select student filmmakers will be offered a crew position.
The Kenyan elephant wildlife population has plummeted by 80% in recent years due to poachers and encroachment on the wildlife by government enforced Massai settlements, forcing many to co-exist in a space previously occupied only by the elephants. Our film will look at this conflict and possible measures to curb the killing of Elephants in and around Amboseli and the greater Eco system of Kenya and Tanzania
Our GM Street Team travels with us to Tanzania and Kenya in 2011 to facilitate a series of creative workshops to orphaned children and engage them in a process of creating multimedia ‘stories of transformation’ through the arts of music, dance, mural arts and spoken word. The compelling stories of past, present and future will be shared at a final performance and the entire experience filmed.
Under the direction of well known mural artist and art teacher Katie Yamasaki, GoodMakers will invite children in Africa to write poems of their past and hopes for their futures, which Katie’s art students will illustrate and then the poem, illustration and picture of the child will be framed and then provided to different charities for fundraising purposes. The Postcard Project opens up a dialogue between the school children of different cultures, beginning lifelong learning and friendships.