Project Ubuntu is a civic engagement campaign/documentary film project designed to highlight the work of community leaders as they work to better their neighborhoods through citizen and volunteer engagement.
The name of the project comes from the African philosophy of “Ubuntu” translated as I am a person through other people, my humanity is tied to yours. Our project believes that the welfare of each of us depends on the welfare of all of us. As the prospects of a global recession continue to be felt, it is important now more than ever to showcase the power citizen service has to strengthen communities and unleash the potential of the citizenry. We believe that the social capital generated by volunteering plays a key role in economic regeneration.
This project aims to empower citizens and communities through volunteer service and document how the work volunteers is essential to the functioning of a strong democracy. With a van and a plan, we will embark on a 51 week trek across the country to document the challenges facing communities and the champions who have taken a stand. toward funding the trip and the production of the film.
READ MORE ABOUT PROJECT UBUNTU HERE.
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