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Home is Where You Grow

Home is Where You Grow

Home is also where you grow up. Happily, Open Hands Project is headed back to America to regroup, retool, and relaunch better and stronger. We can’t wait to do some real community building in our own backyard, and to build even stronger ties to the global community. As our favorite news host often says, “Watch … 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

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

Workshop #2: 16mm Hand Animation

Workshop #2: 16mm Hand Animation

An inspiring second workshop was a huge success at Kasambwe Primary School. Working with our target group of disabled and orphaned children. Cassandra and her counterpart Evance, Kabudula Hospital’s HIV/AIDS Counselor Coordinator, taught twenty-five curious little bodies about HIV prevention and the magic of 16mm film stock. They were receptive to the important health information … Continue reading

Workshop #1: 16mm Magazine Transfer

Workshop #1: 16mm Magazine Transfer

From Outpost Kabudula: Here in Kabudula, all things Kudzidalira limodzi are officially in motion! Our supplies arrived just in time for our first workshop, which was held on January 20th at Kabudula Secondary School’s newly constructed library. It was a Sunday afternoon, and the hymns of a local church choir were young children peering through an … Continue reading

Preview: 16mm Magazine Transfer

Preview: 16mm Magazine Transfer

No downtime for Cassandra, either! The first workshop went beautifully. Thirty young women participated through the KEEP Scholars program and helped to make these beautiful films (they’re about halfway finished at this point). We’ve got a full report coming soon. In the meantime, have you got films of your own? Our call for entries is still … Continue reading

Official & Officially Open for Entries

Official & Officially Open for Entries

Folks, we are Official. That’s right, we’re social media certified. Check out our Facebook page! Like Us on Facebook! And coinciding with the launch of our new page, we’re officially opening the call for entries for Open Eyes Film Festival. This year’s theme is Visions of World Health. So come one, come all ye filmmakers and … Continue reading

From Kabudula, With Hope

From Kabudula, With Hope

From Outpost Kabudula: Rainy season is a prayer answered among a community of farmers. With last years harvest producing little surplus, many families continue on in a perpetual state of hunger. There is little they can do, hold labor and pray. The color green, in any shade, brings a certain flush to tired faces; the … Continue reading