Township Film school I AM
We give them a camera and teach them the skills, they tell their own story
Project I AM's 'Township Film school' is a foundation that provides film&video workshops for the underprivileged youth in Langa, the oldest township in Cape Town, South Africa.
The township youth is looking for chances to follow their dreams and express themselves in a creative way. I AM believes in these young talents and wants to support, inspire and empower them.
By a 3-week workshop program, given by professional television and film makers from the Netherlands, the students learn the basic skills on storytelling, production, filming and editing.
After graduation the aftercare and continuation will be processed by placing the students - thanks to (local) contacts - at internships which connect to their talents and ambitions. Besides that the students can carry on making their own videos with donated equipment which I AM brings from the Netherlands.
Six students enrolled on the I AM workshop program and graduated in March, 2015. At this point five out of six students have got a paid job in the industry after successfully completing several internships. Project I AM continues supporting them.