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Sustainable agri-skilling

The AgriSkills4You (AS4Y) program increases income and improves food security of rural households in the Acholi, Lango and West-Nile regions in Northern Uganda.The program trained 2,700 youth and over 10,000 farmers in agribusiness skills. A key element was the involvement of private sector players. This film shows the stories of three of them: House of Seeds (West-Nile region), MM Mixed Farm (Acholi region) and Ngetta Tropical Holdings (Lango region).

SKY – Promo

A short promotional film we produced on the Skilling Youth for Employment in Agribusiness (SKY) project, implemented by AVSI in Uganda. Watch this film to see what the SKY program is all about!

 

Women in Business in Uganda

The Stories of Change Project focusses on visualizing the different result areas within the Food Security & Economic Cooperation (FS&EC) program of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda.

During our 12 day road trip through Uganda we produced several documentary-style portraits based on 8 different stories. To capture these stories we have traveled all the way from the Rwandan border in the South Western region to the Kenyan border in the East.
The story selection took place in Kampala during the training organized and facilitated by EyeOpenerWorks. All main partners within the FS&EC program were trained to use the Most Significant Change (MSC) with Participatory Video (PV) methodology to create video portraits of beneficiaries that show the direct impact of the different programs within FS&EC program on their lives and their communities.
Based on the stories the participants have collected within their specific program we have selected 8 individual portraits that we will film for our short documentaries.
Together these portraits tell the bigger story of the program as a whole and the impact and effects it has.

Food Security in Uganda

Traditional farming systems are no longer sustainable in Uganda. But the country has the potential of regaining its position as East Africa’s food basket.

Commissioned by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda we produced several documentary-style portraits of beneficiaries within the Food Security & Economic Cooperation (FS&EC) program. This film gives an overview of the different result areas within the Food Security & Economic Cooperation (FS&EC) program as a whole.

Longer portraits can be seen on our channel or on the website.

Results PV Training, Uganda

Watch this compilation to get an impression of the stories of change made by the participants of the training on Most Significant Change (MSC) using Participatory Video (PV). During the training in Acholi, Northern Uganda, thirteen participants became familiar with the use of video for purposes of monitoring and evaluation. The results after 10 days of training are very impressive!

From February 2 until February 12, 2015, EyeOpener facilitated this training on Most Significant Change (MSC) using Participatory Video (PV) with the purpose of mapping the outcomes of AS4Y so far. It was very exiting to be involved in this training as a supervisor and to witness the outcomes of our project. It once again showed the power and the impact of video as a medium. We are looking forward to the follow up projects we will be a part of later this year.

The participants in this training represented vocational institutes and NGOs involved in the programme. After a basic training into video skills, they collected and selected stories like the ones in this short movie. AS4Y is a 3-year development programme and focuses at increasing the household income and food security in the region by developing agricultural and entrepreneurial skills of young farmers.

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Participatory Video in Gulu, Uganda

It is so exciting to be part of the EyeOpener training in Gulu, Northern Uganda.
From February 2 until February 12, EyeOpener is facilitating a training on Most Significant Change (MSC) using Participatory Video.

During the training thirteen participants become familiar with the use of video for purposes of monitoring and evaluation. The participants represent vocational institutes and NGOs involved in the AS4Y programme. In ten days they go through a basic introduction into video skills, facilitating an MSC process, collecting stories of change and editing clips based upon these stories. This will enable participants to evaluate the programme’s results at the level of the youth, farmers and vocational institutes.

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The training is part of AgriSkills4You (AS4Y), a 3-year development programme in Acholi. The programme focuses at increasing the household income and food security in the region by developing agricultural and entrepreneurial skills of young farmers.

Contact eyeopenerworks.org for more information on their programs.

Film maken in FLorida, USA

In Venice, Florida USA is er van 10 tot 17 november het Sarasota Chalk Festival. Dit ‘performance art festival’ is al sinds 2007 een begrip in de street-paint-wereld. Ook dit jaar zijn wij weer gevraagd om van het festival een mooie sfeerreportage te maken. Een belangrijk onderdeel van het festival dit jaar is dat er een poging wordt gedaan het Guinness World Record te breken voor de grootste ‘Anamorphic Pavement Painting’ (3D street painting).  Het kunstwerk moet met 18,900 square feet (5760 m2) het huidige record van Gregor Wosik breken. Het ontwerp voor het kunstwerk is gemaakt door Kurt Wenner, de uitvinder van de 3d street painting. Gaat het lukken om het record te verbreken? We zullen het spoedig kunnen zien in de film die we gaan maken!

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Filming in Cairo, Egypt

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Service Design Agency 31Volts invited Sander de Nooij to come along to Cairo Egypt to shoot a corporate film for Schneider Electric (Egypt and North East Africa). Objective of the film is to show the results of the ‘Service Design’ projects that have taken place in the past months. The film will be primarily used for internal communication and during presentations.

The film is currently being edited and in postproduction.

 

GESSO Official Trailer Now Online

‘GESSO – the Art of Street Painting’ is a documentary about the origins, diversity, spirit, appeal and growing popularity worldwide of modern day Street Painting. This ‘road movie’ will take you to different countries and cultures, and tells the story of street painting through the eyes and hands of seven artists, coming from very different social and artistic backgrounds, but united by their passion for pavement art.

The film portrays beauty and hardship, individual inspiration, drive and perseverance. It’s a truly inspiring behind the scenes look into the colorful life of the modern day pavement art scene worldwide.

What drives these people to create temporary art that will vanish after the first rain? And what draws them to this art form? In intimate portraits we explore their dreams, get an insight in their day-to-day lives and reveal the rarely seen beauty of these artworks being made.

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