Friends in Far Away Places

Friends in Far Away Places

How do you connect students at a middle school in rural North Carolina with graduate students in northern U.K. and Kenyan kids at a boarding school in Nairobi? Enter, The Internet! (And some good old-fashioned networking, but more on that later.) OHP is thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Mugumo Project, founded by an … Continue reading

Jai You!

Jai You!

We may not be in China anymore, but these American video students sure know how to add oil to the creative wok! Check out these most excellent shots of students learning the down and dirty of camera operating from director/producer and film professor Watricia Shuler.      They also received a crash course on cell phone … Continue reading

OHP Is Headed to China!

OHP Is Headed to China!

After two positively electrifying projects in India and Malawi, Open Hands Project is once again on the road, this time traveling to China for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. The projects are still under works, but Fall 2014 will most certainly involve some eager middle and high school students debuting their film work. Can’t wait … Continue reading

From Snehalaya, With Love

My word for India, since I’ve now been asked on several occassions, is masala. It’s usually a little spicy, everyone does it different, and it’s always good with absolutely anything. My time here has run the spectrum of experiences and flavors, the end result of which have left me wanting more of the feast that … Continue reading

Ready…Set…GoGo!

Are you ready to start working on your New Year’s resolution of changing the world? Well, I’m ready to help! Today marks the launch of my IndieGoGo campaign to support film and video workshops in partnership with Snehalaya, “The Home With Love,” in Ahmednagar, India next month. Your donations will directly support the purchase of … Continue reading

Helping The Home With Love

Helping The Home With Love

Open Hands Project is continent hopping! Through happy coincidence and the connections of some wonderful new friends, in just a month I’ll be traveling by bus, plane and train to Ahmednagar, India to join forces with a remarkable organization called Snehalaya for another round of workshops introducing film and video to fresh new filmmakers. Snehalaya, … Continue reading

And We’re Off!

Well all, we did it (and then some)! A HUGE thank you from our team for all the generosity we saw on IndieGoGo during our campaign, and for the help spreading the word. I am all packed and headed out to join Cassandra in a couple of hours, and I can’t wait to share photos, … Continue reading

The Kudzidalira Indiegogo and You

The Kudzidalira Indiegogo and You

A big welcome from Kudzidalira! As many of you know, we have already begun our workshops here in Kabudula. Now we need YOUR help to keep this train going and help share all the beautiful work everyone has been creating! We are excited to say that as of today our very own Indiegogo account is … Continue reading