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Chicago Video Production
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16
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Videos - Humanitarian

Angola University Documentary - "Pools of Light" Feature Film Preview

BJC Video
Client:
SHAREcircle
Awards:
2010 Silver Telly Award, 2010 Gold Communicator Award, 2010 Platinum Hermes Creative Award, and Accepted by the Board of Directors of Chicago Filmmakers for Fiscal Sponsorship,
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
12 min 27 sec

This video is the beginning of what will eventually become a feature-length film about the creation of Angola University, a world-class school being built in Kuito, Angola, Africa. While the final film won't be complete for many years, this preview of the movie (to be titled "Pools of Light") showcases exactly why the project is so worthwhile. Members of SHAREcircle, the organization behind Angola University passionately discuss why they became involved and what they have learned on their trips to Africa.

Angola University Documentary - Angolan High School Students' Thoughts

BJC Video
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
2 min 52 sec

Part of the forthcoming feature documentary film "Pools of Light," this short edit contains highlights from interviews of high school students with whom we spoke while in Angola in 2009. The students share their thoughts and opinions about what it would mean to them and their country if and when Angola University (the main subject of the feature film) gets built. This piece is set to the music of a native Angolan who was forced to leave his beloved country as a result of the many-years-long conflicts.

Angola University Documentary - SHAREcircle 2010 Delegation to Washington, D.C.

BJC Video
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
1 min 19 sec

Part of the forthcoming feature documentary film "Pools of Light," this short edit highlights a few of the elected officials that the 2010 SHAREcircle delegation met with in D.C.

Angola University Documentary - War and Rebuilding Angola

BJC Video
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
5 min 57 sec

Part of the forthcoming feature documentary film "Pools of Light," this collage of imagery explores the devastation that forty years of war has left on Angola. But the country today is a giant public works project and every day brings new construction and new possibilities. The parallels between building the country and building Angola University (the main subject of the feature film) are obvious. This piece is set to the music of a native Angolan who was forced to leave his beloved country as a result of the many-years-long conflicts.

Angola University Documentary - SHAREcircle 2009 Delegation to Angola

BJC Video
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
3 min 35 sec

Part of the forthcoming feature documentary film "Pools of Light," this short montage is an overview of images from the 2009 SHAREcircle delegation to Angola. The edit is set to the music of Guerra Freitas and his with Rosa, singing about their homeland. Many images are ones that will be seen in the final "Pools of Light" film.