This short social savvy documentary highlights the important link between humans and animals. Learn about what makes lemurs different to other primates, how they are essential to the ecosystem and what HappyShiver is involved with as a co-facilitator of the Mobile Library Project. The project seeks to empower people in order to also empower the forests and species that live there. The goal is to support sustainable development so that people and nature can thrive together in harmony.
Selected through a media proposal process by Burning Man, this creative short was selected to be filmed with the intention of highlighting “Radical Rituals” and general Burning Man culture in an effort to challenge traditional “dogmas, creeds, and the metaphysical.” It’s a highly creative short that indulges in lots of slow motion and unique visuals.
Since returning home, Dima Alardah has added to her empowering work by joining the Norwegian Refugee Council to provide sports programs to Syrian refugees living in camps throughout Jordan. At one point in her life, she dreamed of becoming an Olympic badminton champion. Years after retiring from competition, Dima now dreams of restoring hope to women and girls all across the Arab world.
What is a strong woman? In December 2015, a team of American women, including the directors of the Center for Sport, Peace, & Society and former U.S. Women’s National Team soccer players Mary Harvey and Lori Lindsey, traveled to Egypt and Jordan to find out the answer. Over the course of two weeks, they visited six alumnae from the U.S. Department of State and espnW’’s Global Sports Mentoring Program to experience their work first hand. These inspiring changemakers — Dina Ibrahim, Hayam Essam, Yasmin Helal, Caroline Maher in Egypt and Dima Alardah and Batoul Arnaout in Jordan — have won medals, launched NGOs, empowered communities, and even brought sport to Syrian women and girls in refugee camps. They are strong women empowering a new generation of girls and women in the Middle East. Learn more about the Global Sports Mentoring Program: http://globalsportswomen.org
Years ago, Yasmin Helal was thriving in Cairo. With a successful career as an engineer and a storied history on Egypt’s national basketball team, she would’ve never expected to leave that all behind to start an education initiative in one of the city’s most under-resourced neighborhoods. As the founder of Educate Me, she is now impacting the lives of more than 400 students through holistic education, including sports and life skills training. This is her story. Edited by David Thompson.
This short promo piece is the life’s blood of our heart. Not only did we have the pleasure of producing and editing this video, but are also a co-founder/facilitator of this mobile library. All content was shot by local Malagasy people too! One of which, Hery, is a main camera op, wife to the project coordinator and one of the three key members to the mobile library project. Empowerment runs through and through on this lovely project. To learn more please look at our blog section or visit the Madagascar Mobile Library FaceBook page.