Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. Caught out by the benefit system, Catrina and her family of 5 are currently living on just £18 a week - a sum which is supposed to buy food for her 3 children, books for school and nappies for her youngest child, Jamie.

    She is currently supported by Leicester Charity Link, who bought her children's school uniform and consequently produced this film to help raise further funds to support both her family and others in her position.

    This film was debuted on 05/10/12 at The Phoenix Partners fundraising event, which raised over £1,800 for the cause.

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    Directed, Shot & Edited by George Horne
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    georgehorne.co.uk

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    Also, check out more of Leicester Charity Link's brilliant work at
    charity-link.org/

    Shot on a Sony EX1 + Shoot 35 Lens adaptor with a selection of Nikkor primes. Due to the severity of the Catrina's situation it would have been unfair to use her house to power my lighting setup, so the whole thing was shot with natural light.

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  2. This is a short promo for a longer documentary I plan to do on Hunter syndrome (MPS II). A rare genetic disorder that affects males.

    We did a kickstarter to make a full length doc - kickstarter.com/projects/howellmedia/boys-with-bigger-hearts-bwbh-documentary

    Cameras - Micah Beatty and Me on the Canon 7D.
    The music is by Patrick McGuire (jeremyflood.com, flashbulbfires.com)
    boyswithbiggerhearts.org
    Facebook.com/boyswithbiggerhearts

    # vimeo.com/40947291 Uploaded 1,476 Plays 6 Comments
  3. I met Jörg Leonhardt by a lucky twist of fate in the autumn of 2011. Despite, or perhaps because of his paraplegia, Jörg founded the club Wings for handicapped in 2000. The name says it all, as this club gives people with disabilities "wings" in order for them to overcome the limitations of everyday life.

    This summer I was offered the opportunity to accompany the club on one of its free offers and take my camera along with me. The resulting images are a portrait of the "Hoppetosse" campaign.

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  4. GoodWeave works to end child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in Nepal, India and Afghanistan.

    Hamro Ghar is a non-formal education program in Kathmandu, Nepal for child laborers rescued during Goodweave inspections of weaving factories.

    goodweave.org

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  5. "What's an American? I love this country and I want to make it better. This is my home."
    When Ricardo emigrated with his family to Phoenix, Arizona, at age 8, he didn't know what to expect. "I thought it was going to be this Disney movie," Ricardo told filmmaker Nathan Clarke on one of many trips to Phoenix on behalf of the City project. The metropolitan area of 4 million didn't have the beaches and kids playing on the streets that he imagined, and the heat was worse than in southern Mexico, his home country. But when Ricardo joined his high school football team as a ninth grader, one dream—of winning both off the field and on—started to come true.
    In this second This Is Our City City film based in Phoenix, the immigration debates that have divided U.S. Christians take on a human face, as Ricardo's dreams are shattered—then reemerge as a newfound vocation to work for the common good.

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