You might have noticed we're doing our best to keep you posted about our activities in Africa. Now we decided to go to the next level and we put together a 90 seconds video to make it easier to understand what we're trying to put together, and why we'd really appreciate people to lend us a hand.
In case you'd like to help us and a donation is out of your budget, please share the video through your Facebook or Twitter account. A single click might get us a long way.
So here's the video. Many thanks go to ESAV Marrakech students, who not only designed the posters featured in the stop motion sequence, but are the clip's protagonists too. Shout-outs also to video editor Fadi Azzi, and voiceover speaker Johanna Worton.
If you were thinking of putting together a blog entry about our project (thank you, we owe you one) you might as well be interested in checking out our new galleries on Flickr. All the pictures are available in high resolution upon request:
Poster gallery and photo gallery of the Morocco workshop held at ESAV, Marrakech.
Photo gallery of the Ghana workshop held at KNUST University in Kumasi.
Poster gallery and photo gallery of the Ghana workshop held at ISAG, Dubréka.
Here's also a little update about the workshop schedule.
Buruburu Fine Arts Institute, 13-19 June
led by Antoine Abi Aad
Maru-a-Pula School | 16-20 May
led by Joel Holland
Durban, South Africa
Durban University of Technology, 9-13 May
led by Leandro Castelao
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Academy of Design and Photography, 16-20 May
led by Ruth Klotzel
Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts, 16-20 May
led by Götz Gramlich
Den Den, Tunisia
École Supérior des Sciences et Technologies du Design, 9-13 May
led by Florence Robert
Cities where there are schools that would like to host our workshops,
but we lack fund to do it:
Ouagadoudou, Burkina Faso
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Johannesburg, South Africa
In case you'd like to know it, the music we used as a soundtrack for the video comes from 74 year old Ghanian national Ebo Taylor, who recorded it for his first international release: "Love and Death". The track is available as a free download, and the album is worth every penny. Please check it out at: http://www.ebotaylor-loveanddeath.com/