The Pamoja Project is a series of three short documentary films that tell the incredible story of three Tanzanian women working in the areas of education, microfinance, and health. In Swahili the world “pamoja” means together. Together alongside the women in these stories, we will share their incredible journey of hope, humanity, and empowerment as they work tirelessly to create real change for the people of Tanzania. We are currently seeking donors, sponsors, and supporters in order to make our vision a reality. Join us in creating a world where "us" and "them" no longer exist. We are Pamoja: together.
You can follow updates from director, Audrey Emerson about "The Pamoja Project" at www.ThePamojaProject.org
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.”
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
Check out East Bay RI's article featuring Audrey & The Pamoja Project http://www.eastbayri.com/news/student-filmmaker-acts-globally/