The Lost Kids of Kalahari
I cannot teach a hungry child, a child who is cold, who lives in shacks and cannot sleep well at night because of the social evils around their homes. Theopaline Goliath, teacher
Gochas, Namibia. Flora and the Nama children struggle to make their own lives in a violent environment. Under continuous risk of abuse and deprivation, they quickly learn how to grow up and remain attached to their only hope, school.
MOST CHILDREN SUFFER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE NAMA DE GOCHAS COMMUNITY.
Namibia is considered one of the richest countries in Africa, yet behind an illusory image lies the highest rate of inequality in Africa. Alcohol abuse and a 15% AIDS rate – not included in tourist brochures – orphan 20% of the children, who live mainly in rural areas such as Gochas. In this village in the Harap region, Flora and other children of the Nama tribe constantly strive to make their own lives in a violent environment. Under continuous risk of abuse and deprivation, they quickly learn how to grow up and remain attached to their only hope, school.
This is their story.
The screening lasts 42 minutes and will be followed by time for discussion with the authors and participants.
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Shoot 4 Change is a non-profit organization, founded by Antonio Amendola, formed by photographers, designers, artists and other dreamers (both professionals and amateurs) who share part of their time to make humanitarian reports for NGOs and other social organizations.
Shoot4Change started as a blog around two slogans (“Change the world with a click” and “Shoot locally, change globally”) and a new word (“Crowdphotography”) and quickly became an association, a movement, a collective group of photographers around the world, a new way of thinking about social photography, a new kind of online magazine and a HUB of best practices.
The associates promote ethics and sustainability in photography, use their cameras and writing tools to denounce unsustainable situations and help free of charge those organizations that do not have the means to publicize their social cause.
Davide Camesasca, is an editorial photographer with more than 15 years of experience in documentary and architectural photography. During the 15 years of his professional career he has published his photographs in the main newspapers in Italy and Spain and has collaborated with The New York Times for the architecture column. He is represented internationally by AWL Images.
Niccolò Bruna, filmmaker, in more than 20 years of experience has made reports, documentaries and films in more than 30 countries, focusing mainly on social and cultural issues. He is a member of the Accademia del Cinema Italiano and has won several international festivals with his documentaries, including an Emmy Award in 2019 and nominated for the David de Donatello in 2012.
Article on the project of image education and initiation to photography with Nama children.
Niccolò Bruna, Davide Camesasca
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