Euphoria Telecom – proudly giving a young filmmaker the opportunity to use film for positive social change
Euphoria Telecom is proudly providing an economically disadvantaged young adult the chance to attend an impact facilitator course offered by Sunshine Cinema in partnership with UCT. This innovative course will commence in June 2022.
The selected filmmaker will have the opportunity to meet and work with professional impact producers and immerse themselves in a network of inspiring changemakers. They will learn how to engage audiences on social change issues, using documentary and fiction film screenings, guided discussions and supportive resources.
Says Sydelle Willow Smith, co-founder and executive director of Sunshine Cinema, Africa’s first solar-powered cinema network: “We are excited to train a new group of people who have the passion for promoting active citizenship through the power of media in a variety of communities.”
The six-month course is run by UCT’s Film and Media Department and will be completed online for 8-10 hours a week. This certified training will give socially aware youngsters the chance to gain new entrepreneurial skills and financial empowerment.
“We’re excited to be associated with such a dynamic course,” says Euphoria’s CEO John Woollam. “Education and opportunity go hand in hand. We can’t wait to see how our sponsored student does and we look forward to engaging with the content that is created.”
Guest lecturers in the inaugural course include famed storyteller Gcina Mhlophe and Anita Khanna, writer and producer of award-winning documentaries such as Miners Shot Down amongst many others.
To learn more about the great work that Sunshine Cinema is doing and to follow the course’s progress head over to www.sunshinecinema.org