USC-MISC and Michael Taylor Partner with Documentary Film “THE PAMOJA PROJECT”

Presenting “THE PAMOJA PROJECT”

Los Angeles, CA, 2/17/15 - The USC Media Institute for Social Change (USC-MISC) is pleased to announce its newest partnership with Director Audrey Emerson to create the documentary film, The Pamoja Project.

 SISTER CRISPINA IS THE FOUNDER OF ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE. SHE TAKES CARE OF 43 CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, SENDING EACH ONE TO PRIVATE SCHOOL. SHE ALSO RUNS THE HEAVEN PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR THE YOUNGER CHILDREN ON SITE

SISTER CRISPINA IS THE FOUNDER OF ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE. SHE TAKES CARE OF 43 CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, SENDING EACH ONE TO PRIVATE SCHOOL. SHE ALSO RUNS THE HEAVEN PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR THE YOUNGER CHILDREN ON SITE

The film will share the incredible story of three Tanzanian women who work in the areas of education, microfinance, and health in an effort to create lasting change for the people of their country.

Michael Taylor, Executive Director of USC-MISC, has agreed to oversee the project as its executive producer.

“We enthusiastically support The Pamoja Project,” says Sean Bowman of USC-MISC. “This is a documentary with great potential for positive social impact and we are excited to help see its progress.”

Set to begin filming in June 2015, The Pamoja Project is a 30 minute documentary film that will share Along with promoting cross cultural understanding, this film will illuminate what these women can teach us about development, leadership, and improving one’s community.

 ASTRIDAH IS THE OWNER OF ILONDOLA FARMS AND IS WORKING TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR HER LOCAL COMMUNITY THROUGH MICROFINANCE.

ASTRIDAH IS THE OWNER OF ILONDOLA FARMS AND IS WORKING TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR HER LOCAL COMMUNITY THROUGH MICROFINANCE.

In addition to USC MISC, The Pamoja Project has support from Emmy award winning production company Devlo Media, who has generously agreed to complete all post-production completely pro bono; and Unite the World with Africa, a 100%-volunteer social organization launched in 2008 by Anne Wells, which is serving as the major underwriter of the film.

This partnership with USC-MISC will be instrumental for promoting and growing the film throughout its production, as well as for upholding USC-MISC’s mission of supporting films and filmmakers that seek to improve the world around them through storytelling.

In the current and growing social sector, media is the most powerful tool to reach people. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of a story and I think a problem arises when we hear the same ones over and over,” says Director Audrey Emerson of the film. “I wanted to make a film that told a different story of Africa. A positive one. One that was about leaders, change makers, the women that we can learn from.” 

The Pamoja Project launched its Indiegogo campaign today. You can support the project by going to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-pamoja-project/x/9731910


The USC Media Institute for Social Change is a nonprofit organization of industry professionals at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts who use cinema to create an awareness of social issues and inspire positive actions throughout the world. With a mission to support emerging media makers who weave pro-social messaging into their stories, USC-MISC seeks to change the world one film at a time.