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Stomp It Out - Presenting a bright and positive future for Africa

idea by fionamillar

Website

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https://www.facebook.com/StompItOutMovie?ref=ts&fref=ts

What is your idea to link your passion to travel with a purpose?

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Our goal is to change the current negative perceptions of Africa, and replace these with the idea of hope, vibrancy and joy – some of the many things Africa has to offer. We are creating a documentary about a group of youth from South Africa with a particularly special talent (http://vimeo.com/50584604) travelling to Asia to perform in front of their largest audience ever...

15 gumboot dancers from Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in South Africa will be heading to China to perform in three massive concerts in March 2013 with audiences of up to 1,000 people. We want to capture this experience on film – the first experiences, the nerves, the reactions... We want to create a documentary that’s going to show the positive, bright-spirited youth of South Africa, and the potential they have for the future.

Rachel Dickinson, our creative director, is passionate about creating films and documentaries, and is excited to be heading to China in March to capture her footage for the documentary, named ‘Stomp It Out’.

How does your idea create a positive impact on local communities?

Firstly, the gumboot dancers themselves - for some, the gumboot tour will be their first trip on a plane and out of South Africa. They’ll have the chance to experience a whole new culture, and show off their talent to audiences, while taking pride in where they are from and what they stand for.

Secondly, our hope is that the viewers of our documentary will be challenge to think of Africa and Kliptown in a different light – a positive light. We hope they’ll see the joy, hope, community spirit and potential of each of these dancers, and connect with the adventure the gumboot dancers are embarking on.

Finally, the money raised through ticket sales and donations will go support KYP and other projects nurturing young people around the world.

Where will your project idea take place?

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China

Discussion
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The concept is unique. Africa is the future of the world it is the continent from which the energy and vitality will refresh humanity and hopefully spread across the world! Good luck i will be watching with interest.

by janm3
over 1 year ago | Reply

The concept is unique. Africa is the future of the world it is the continent from which the energy and vitality will refresh humanity and hopefully spread across the world! Good luck i will be watching with interest.

by janm3
over 1 year ago | Reply

The concept is unique. Africa is the future of the world it is the continent from which the energy and vitality will refresh humanity and hopefully spread across the world! Good luck i will be watching with interest.

by janm3
over 1 year ago | Reply

The concept is unique. Africa is the future of the world it is the continent from which the energy and vitality will refresh humanity and hopefully spread across the world! Good luck i will be watching with interest.

by janm3
over 1 year ago | Reply

I'm so excited about this project and the way that it is not only empowering South African youth but also helping to change perceptions surrounding 'Africa'. I can't wait to see the final documentary! Let's make this happen!

by elizaraymond
over 1 year ago | Reply

What a great cause! I cannot wait to see Stomp It Out when it is all finished, I'm sure it will be well worth a watch!

Keep up the great work :)

by LydiaB
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thanks for your votes so far everyone, number 5! Hope you're enjoying the 'sneak peek' of Stomp It Out - it's shaping up to be a great documentary and we can't wait to see the whole thing!

by fionamillar
over 1 year ago | Reply

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