- Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
Caring For The World Films announces it is headed into post-production in a few weeks for their latest documentary profiling Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project just as the six-week location shoot wraps up in Uganda.
Director and Producer Debi Lang and her four-crew member team spent the summer in a remote region of western Uganda to document the compelling story of Nyaka founder Jackson Kaguri. He created the organization to combat the devastation that the HIV/AIDS epidemic left behind in his village. The team shot over a hundred hours of footage, which includes over seventy interviews. “You just cannot imagine the economic destruction left in the wake of HIV/AIDS. This is lost to many people when formulating strategies to combat the disease,” says Lang. “All of us on the crew were blown away by the reach and impact Nyaka has made on these two affected districts.
Lang is eager to begin post-production and she estimates it will be next summer before the film is completed. The post-production team includes Cinder Cone Media founder and composer Howard Wulkan who will score the film and finishing editor and colorist Tim Werner.
Lang added, “Through our pro-bono documentary films, we hope to bring awareness to the exhaustive efforts of relatively unknown and successful non-profit humanitarian organizations such as the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
An IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign is still active to raise funds for post-production. All funds collected after June 16th will be matched up to $1000. To donate please visit http://igg.me/at/NyakaDocumentary2016/x
Caring For The World Films (CFTWF) is an award-winning 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 2007, it has distinguished itself as THE production company non-profit organizations trust to tell their story. The CFTWF team searches the planet for relatively unknown, sustainable humanitarian organizations, which have had a tangible, positive impact on the populations they serve AND have a compelling back-story. Caring For The World Films has been honored with twenty-five international awards and film festival invitations including six Telly Awards and six Omni Awards.
Past documentaries include “Road To San Marcos”, “Return To San Marcos”, “Behind The Lines In Los Encinitos”, “Building a Better Belize” and most recently “Hearts In The Himalayas” for which Director Debi Lang received the Third World Indie Film Festival Humanitarian Award.
For more information please visit www.caringfortheworldfilms.org
About Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty, and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
In 1996, Twesigye "Jackson" Kaguri's life took an unexpected turn. He was living the American dream with an Ivy school education, ready to explore opportunities, travel and enjoy life to the fullest when he came face-to-face with Uganda's HIV/AIDS pandemic.
His brother died of HIV/AIDS, leaving him to care for his brother’s three children. One year later, his sister died of HIV/AIDS, also leaving behind a son. It was through his own personal experience that this native Ugandan saw the plight of orphans in his village of Nyakagyezi.
Knowing he had to act, he took the five thousand dollars he had saved for a down payment on his first home and used it to build the first Nyaka School. You can read more about Jackson's inspiring journey in his book, “A School For My Village”. Please visit http://www.nyakaschool.org/