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Good music, Good cause, Good day
November 21, 2013

Good music, Good cause, Good day

Playing For ChangePlaying For Change¬†creates excellent music videos that make a positive impact on the world. Watch their rendition of “Stand By Me” which features over 35 ¬†musicians collaborating across the globe and tell us if you think its better than the original.¬†Playing for Change has provided musical education to 600+ students and created 153+ jobs around the world. It is a true testament to the power of film and music.

 

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Peterson | Mini-doc by Tory Nelson

PetersonI’m Tory Nelson, a commercial and music video director. In the summer of 2010 I went to Kenya to shoot some short documentaries for a non-profit. Compassion for Africa is a small organization, but has had a huge impact on communities in Kenya and Uganda with their work with orphans. I went with a humanitarian team and I was the only filmmaker, so the challenge was quite daunting to be in charge of finding and capturing a story that works, especially considering I don’t share a language or culture with most of the people.

 

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Filming a Feature Length Cross Country Cycling Documentary on $2500

Burundi, Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world, has gone through a great amount of hardship, including genocide, crime, corruption, conflict over land, and food shortages. In 2011, the country recorded its per capita GDP at $200.

As part of an awareness campaign, Simon Guillebaud organized a cross-country cycling trip of 3,000 miles to raise $500,000. The money was to be spent toward a school, an orphanage, and farming methodology training.

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