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, or “The Home With Love”, has been running a battery of services for women in the sex industry and endangered children in their community, including a health clinic, childline and orphanage. The number of lives they’ve touched and the good they’ve done is staggering, and I’m am bowled over at the opportunity to see their work in person and to bring in filmmaking to empower some of their clients to share their views of the world.
I’ll be meeting up with my wonderful new pal Nick, who has told me amazing things about the people he met and things he saw on his last visit to Ahmednagar, and he’s been kind enough to share the photographs I’ve posted from Snehalaya (check out these cuties!).
I’m in a tizzy pulling together everything for another trip, but it’s the best feeling in the world being able to continue to push this project forward.
And like last time, there’s still an opportunity for YOU to help out! The official IndieGoGo campaign will be launching in the next couple of days, with wonderful perks like postcards and personalized messages to thank you for your support and keep you connected to the work Open Hands Project is helping to bring into the world.
As always, thank you for keeping up with us, and I can’t wait to share the next stage of this adventure with you!
Photos © Nick Cox