Natalie Gravenor | Tuesday, der 2. March 2010
Danielle Bernstein, co-director of WHEN CLOUDS CLEAR, has a new project in the works. Mothers of a Nation, a film, exhibition and outreach program produced and edited by Bernstein and directed and shot by photographer Ansley West. The film follows a group of five HIV positive women in Jinja, Uganda and how they find hope and empower themselves and their children through sustainable agricultural practices and nutrition. Here an update on the latest news.
Source: Clear Films Newsletter
Dear Friends, Family and Supporters
FEBRUARY has closed with a very exciting grant, firstPix 2009, awarded to our Mothers of a Nation project. A ten year old film/media production company, nextpix, offers post-production funding to selected films that meet the criteria of humanistic filmmaking. We are most grateful for this recognition!
MARCH commences with continuing good news: Ansley and Rafe return to Uganda to work with The UAPO building gardens for the Akola Project as well as shoot the remainder of the feature film. We hope these gardens will be the first in a series of collaborations with The UAPO.
Over the past few months we have been developing an inspiring project, Sister Garden Outreach Program, which will bridge community demonstration gardens between the United States and Uganda. We will be working with our current partners, The UAPO and DIG and utilizing the education, experience and vision of established organic farmers, organic seed companies, universities and community organizers to make this a reality. March is going to be a very busy month for Mothers of a Nation!
In order to accomplish our goals and complete these projects, your support is vital. We are asking you to make a tax deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, Arts Engine Inc. If everyone on this mailing list (because we all know it is a mailing list!!!) could give just $25.00, we would be able to finish shooting and post production (editing, sound and music) of the feature film.
** Every donation is tax deductible! (TAX SEASON could be an incentive)
** Every donation of $500+ will receive an original print from the Mother of a Nation series by Ansley West. click to Donate
We are so grateful for all of your support that makes these projects successful.
Danielle Bernstein & Ansley West
Watch the 10 minute teaser