HELO Media (HeloMagazine.org) is starting a new fundraising effort to cover the cost of travel for our team of humanitarian journalists who'll be filming local storytellers and violence prevention innovators along Sudan's north-south-Darfur border.
The short films, to be made in cooperation with the Darfur Peace and Development Organization and Ahfad University in Omdurman, will form the backbone of a visually-stunning website in which visitors can move around and experience virtual Sudan while learning about how to act in support of local violence prevention initiatives in Sudan itself.
The country has just divided in two; in some ways this relieves pressure, but no less than five violent conflicts remain active and threaten to undo years of effort to promote peace.
If you would like to support this effort, please visit our website and donate through the PayPal button, mail a check to us at the address below, or send us an email with ideas or questions.
"Flying Stories," the music in this teaser, was written and performed by alSarah (alsarah.com). The photography in this video teaser is by Ala Kheir (alakheir.com), Brendan Bannon (brendanbannon.com), and Lindsay Stark (flickr.com/people.lindsaystark). The Motion graphics were done by Ruslan Shukurov, special thanks to Mykolas Gudelis, both of SpikeVision Media (find them here on Vimeo). The video was produced by Daniel J Gerstle with Sam Saverance and Ruslan Shukurov. Special thanks to alSarah, Hajooj, Noon Sharif, Juan Contreras, Michelle N Warner, Stefan Zeniuk, and many more.
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