“In my world travel, across the U.S. and Mexico, in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, I observe children finding joy in the most challenging of circumstances. With but a single set of clothes, often a day or more without food, children find reason to laugh, play, and on the dirt floor of their home or school—they dance.
“It is not my intent to ignore the tragedy of slums, refugee camps, and poverty, but there is another, too often overlooked story which runs in parallel to the breaking news. In Africa, the Middle East, in Central and South America, even right here in our own North American backyard there are children and young adults bolstering their self image and finding motivation to reach higher than the life they have been given.” —kai
A chance meeting in Boise, Idaho, brought me into a dance class and onto the streets to capture the story of two dance instructors. This is a proof of concept, the starting block for a feature length documentary film.
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