This came about because I went to Huis Jabes in Brackenfell with Adin van Ryneveld, the NoMoneyGuy – (see more about him on Facebook) who’s started a group called Nubuntu. Similar to the African attitude of Ubuntu: ‘You are a person because of other people’, it seeks to put charities in touch with people who can donate their skills.
Long story short – (well, I tried) – Adin went to Huis Jabes to video the various people involved and to discover the passion behind the work; I went because I’d voluteered to do their website and wanted to get a feel for the personality of the place.
At the end of our time with these inspiring women, Adin wondered how he was going to get his little movies edited. I volunteered, since I’d edited an animation a year or so ago and brashly felt this qualified me to do this job as well. One learns.
And after many puzzles and struggles to get music donated, finally I found mobygratis.com who cheerfully took 24 hours to give the nod to three pieces of music. I found them after waiting for two months for a crowd in New York…. no let’s not even go there.
Do go and check it out on http://vimeo.com/20703832
It’s 6 minutes 30 seconds long, and any feedback is welcome. I can only improve! The narrative is in Afrikaans, but English subtitles are provided.