Lights. Camera. Help has announced the winners for the 2010 festival. The winners will receive the proceeds from this year’s festival, which includes any donations made on the web site during the festival season.
The winning films are from around the world and span a variety of causes.
You can donate to support the causes behind these organization at lightscamerahelp.org/donate
Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, honestly chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with dozens of teachers, young people, parents, and disability rights experts. (more)
Girls of Daraja
Celebrating the unique and powerful Daraja Academy in Kenya: the first free all-girls secondary school in all of East Africa. Daraja Academy is a revolutionary idea – a secondary school where remarkable Kenyan girls, otherwise forgotten due to the lack of school fees, are given the one thing they desire most… a chance to succeed, because Daraja and its supporters believe educated girls can transcend poverty and change the world. (more)
Nonprofit: Daraja Academy
EcoViva, An Introduction
Well over a decade after one of the most brutal conflicts in the hemisphere, the ex‐refugees of the El Salvadoran civil war still face substantial social and environmental challenges. With the partnership of an organization looking for local‐born solutions to these problems, the community has been able to pull itself together and take ownership over these issues and the necessary solutions. If ever proof was needed that development work could be locally‐driven and sustainable, this is it. (more)