On June 18th 2012, the children of Hope North Uganda (hopenorth.org), a school founded during war time to welcome child soldiers and orphans alike, participated in a four day intensive Art Camp. Following the creative community model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment (pyeglobal.org), artists from all around Uganda came together to provide new skills to the children. Breakdancers, mask makers, photographers, dancers, singers, theatre and circus artists, after receiving a training lead by Charlie Murphy the founder of PYE, gave the children an amazing and life expanding experience. During the duration of the camp, a group of six children got together to produce some form of collaborative film project. The results was Hope TV, three episode shot on location and edited during the same day, lead by the students who learned the art of journalism, camera, directing and news presenting. The post production and the mentoring was done by three filmmakers combining experience in journalism, motion graphics and documentary film, for whom it was also the first time to lead such an intensive workshop.
All the ingredients of this entire project were assembled together by " InMovement: Art for Social Change" (inmovement.org) a Ugandan NGO implementing an arts education program with disadvantaged youth in Kampala, Uganda. And who for the first time brought their extended network of artists and youth workers to the North of Uganda for this Art Camp.
Big Up to :
Freddy, Sharon, Shamin, Thomas, Bosco and Richard creators of Hope TV.
Breakdance project Uganda on youtube.com/watch?v=RbF6UPmVhJA&noredirect=1