I agree that there's nothing like film to share human stories, while participatory film-making also builds individual and collective self-understanding. As a film-maker who has worked to build bridges of understanding between communities in Kenya, Nigeria, Chad and Cambodia, it's great to see film being used to build and foster understanding across the national, and in fact relatively recently developed, barriers of the Americas. Wishing you all the best!
Uganda has been generous in giving land to so many South Sudanese refugees. Agroforestry has multiple benefits in these small holder contexts and is undoubtedly key both to livelihoods and to safeguarding the environment. Wishing you all the best with this valuable contribution.
During my interactions with returnees in Cambodia, IDPs in Kenya and refugees in Chad, I have seen how difficult it is to rebuild a livelihood from zero. So often the missing element is that little bit of investment to get something moving again. Often the best-placed people to do that are family elsewhere, through remittances. By creating an innovative finance platform which links those who are in dire need with those who are usually the best placed to understand their needs, and who are in a position to help them, this project is a game-changer. I am delighted to be able to bring my networks and my experience working in peacebuilding, environment and communications across Africa, Asia and Oceania to the project. Thanks so much Chau for the inspiration and vision.