Through My Eyes Foundation
Greetings from the Through My Eyes Foundation team! TMEF is going into communities faced with poverty and helping them tell their stories. Through a critical thinking skills essay, we pick 5 youth to form the team. We give them our film gear, then mentor them through from conception to completion on creating a short-film documentary about their lives and community.
After working with multiple communities around the world each year, we will host a multi-city film festival showcasing their stories. The money raised will go back to the youth that worked on the film; as well as money for their community. The teams of each community must then speak with the leaders of their communities to decide where the communities money goes.
It isn't about making them filmmakers, but giving them the chance to look at their community objectively, then giving them the means to empower the community through film.
The money raised will help with the initial funds required for travel and gear for the youth. Our first 3 city limited run film festival will take place June 2018. The following year will be our first full film festival in multiple cities. This money makes that possible.
I, Nathaniel Dennison, am leaving for Haiti on June 7th to start our mission in Carrefour, Haiti. We will be working with the Yolanda Fund and youth at the L'École Ignace Nau school. So time is of the essence. Any donations over $50 will get a Through My Eyes Foundation shirt mailed to them. If you wear this to our film festivals, you receive $5 off the admission.
Thank you for your time and donations. Let us work to empower communities and youth, and rethink how we deal with poverty.
Thank you again for being the reason this non-profit is able to work with the kids. We now need more help to continue on and get to the next community.