PIF’s Collaboration with Eat My Dust
Based in Kliptown, Soweto, Eat My Dust is a South African program, similar to Youth Camera Action!, which provides training for youth in filmmaking. The participants were Amanda Gashu, Boitumelo Mokhine, Nkhensani Moyana, Sibongile Nglobo, Nyeleti Ngobeni, Senzo Bongwana, Siphe Bongwana, Nkosi Gumede, Tumi Sibhoni, Hope Bvuma, Siphamandla Bongawana, Sisonke Nakami, Pontso Kgopane, Zine Sidelo and Bafana Lubabalo Mwambi.
Using Skype, Planet in Focus was able to link these two groups in an enviro-friendly way. The results exceeded our expectations. Young people who had been perfect strangers to each other, living on opposite sides of the planet, were able to meet, discuss their work and share aspects of their lives. Excitement grew and calls often ended with spontaneous singing and dancing! The interest that each group took in the work of the other, and the energy that their engagement generated, gave all involved an enormous boost in spirit.
Eat My Dust is run by founder and filmmaker Delphine de Blic, who not only gives her time and skills, but also provides participants with access to her personal equipment to shoot and edit their films. As Eat My Dust operates on zero budget, we were happy to share some of our limited Youth Camera Action! resources with them.
The team produced 7 episodes in their Ecoloshe & The Green Revolution series:
The Birth | 3:55 min
Heal The World 1 | 1:16 min
Funny Games | 2:15 min
Be Sexy | 2:33 min
A Romantic Dinner | 2:42 min
Chips ‘n’ Roses | 1:35 min
Heal The World 2 | 1:12 min