In the news:

The Reel Conversation - Episode 1, Season 3 - September 23, 2015

Filming Complete for The Pamoja Project - Daily Trojan - September 22, 2015

To Tanzania With Love - Walnut Hill School for the Arts - September 2015

African Queens - Metro West Daily News - August 23, 2015

Student Filmmaker Acts Globally - East Bay RI - May 28, 2015

The Stories behind #BlackLivesMatter - Miranda's Hearth - April 28, 2015

OUT OF AFRICA: Local spearheads Pamoja Project film - Spare Change News - March 20, 2015

IndieWire: The Pamoja Project' Presents Practical Solutions to Global Poverty- March 2, 2015

West Roxbury Patch - February 19, 2015

Hopkinton-Holliston Patch - February 19, 2015

USC Media Institute for Social Change - February 17, 2015

Engage Blog - Wesleyan University - February 17, 2015

Hopkinton Independent - February 12, 2015 

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09/01/2015

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“THE PAMOJA PROJECT” Documentary Film Wraps Principal Photography in Tanzania.

Los Angeles, CA, 9/13/15 – The film team behind the documentary, The Pamoja Project, has returned to the United States after completing their three-week shoot in various cites and towns in Tanzania.

The Pamoja Project (www.thepamojaproject.org) is a short documentary film that aims to share the stories of three remarkable women community leaders in Tanzania. Along with breaking down boundaries and stereotypes, this film will illuminate what these women can teach us about development, leadership, and improving one’s community. As director/producer Audrey Emerson explains, “There is so much research available now that proves women are the solution to global poverty. It’s time to hear from them.”

The film is currently in the talented hands of producers and editors, John Lavall and Kate Kelley at Devlo Media (www.devlomedia.com) in Pawtucket, RI. While post production begins to ramp up on the East Coast, Emerson and her West Coast team are working hard to begin preparing for the films tentative spring release. The University of Southern California Media Institute for Social Change (www.uscmisc.org) was an early partner of the film, and is working closely with Emerson and Devlo Media to assist prepping the film for distribution.

Reflecting on their shoot Emerson notes, “Our time in Tanzania could not have gone better. Margaret, Cripsina, and Astridah are the most incredible women I have ever had the privilege to meet. I am completely reenergized and determined to share their stories with the world. This is only the beginning.”

To follow the films progress through post production, you can visit their blog by clicking here. www.thepamojaproject.org/news)

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“THE PAMOJA PROJECT” Documentary Film Partners with Boston Children’s Chorus

Boston, MA 2/10/15 - The Pamoja Project, a documentary film to be shot this June 2015, is proud to announce a new partnership with the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC). The production team is excited to partner with an organization that believes in using music as a vehicle for social change, and will feature the chorus’ music in the film.

Though still in pre-production, The Pamoja Project is 30 minute documentary film that will share the incredible story of three Tanzanian women who work tirelessly to create real change for the people of Tanzania. Along with promoting cross cultural understanding, this film will illuminate what these women can teach us about development, leadership, and improving one’s community. As director/producer Audrey Emerson explains, “There is so much research now proving women are the solution to global poverty, so it’s time to hear from them.” 

This partnership is especially exciting for Emerson, who used to sing in the chorus. She says of the experience, “The Boston Children's Chorus was where I was first exposed to the transformative power of the arts. Whether it is music, dance, or film, it’s all about storytelling and that is what we are doing. We are all storytellers.” Emerson’s time with BCC was a precursor to the creation of this film’s purpose and its focus on the efficacy of storytelling. 

Through the power of music and film, BCC’s partnership will help The Pamoja Project to succeed in painting a vivid image of the untold story of Africa. One filled with hope, love, and positive change. These women hold the answers and it’s their turn to talk. 

The team recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the remaining funds needed to send the crew to Tanzania. For more information check out their website!

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PRESENTING “THE PAMOJA PROJECT”: Documentary Film Partners with USC MISC and Executive Producer Michael Taylor

Los Angeles, CA, 2/9/15 - The Pamoja Project, a documentary film to be shot this June 2015, is excited to announce a partnership with The USC Media Institute for Social Change and its director, Michael Taylor. Michael Taylor has 35 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, is the recipient of an Emmy award and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among other honors (read more on our website).

Though still in pre-production, The Pamoja Project is a 30 minute documentary film that will share the incredible story of three Tanzanian women who work tirelessly to create real change for the people of Tanzania. Along with promoting cross cultural understanding, this film will illuminate what these women can teach us about development, leadership, and improving one’s community. The project was created and is led by USC Sophomore, Audrey Emerson.

Sean Bowman of USC MISC says, “The USC Media Institute for Social Change is pleased to support The Pamoja Project, a documentary film with great potential for positive social impact. We enthusiastically support this initiative and are excited to witness its progress.”

In addition to USC MISC, The Pamoja Project has support from Emmy award winning production company Devlo Media, who has generously agreed to complete all post-production completely pro bono; and Unite the World with Africa, a 100%-volunteer social organization launched in 2008 by Anne Wells, which is serving as the major underwriter of the film.

This partnership with USC MISC will be instrumental for promoting and growing the film throughout its production, as well as for upholding USC MISC’s mission of supporting films and filmmakers that seek to improve the world around them through storytelling.

Director and Producer, Audrey Emerson says of the film, “In the current and growing nonprofit industry, media is the most powerful tool to reach people. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of a story and I think a problem arises when we hear the same ones over and over. I wanted to make a film that told a different story of Africa. A positive one. One that was about leaders, change makers, the women that we can learn from.” 

The Campaign has just launched an Indiegogo fundraiser in partnership with From the Heart Productions. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Check out their page for more info!

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PRESENTING “THE PAMOJA PROJECT”: Pioneering Documentary Launches Indiegogo Campaign 

Los Angeles, CA, 2/9/2015 -The team behind The Pamoja Project, a documentary film to be shot this summer, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund their flights, baggage fees, and equipment purchase and rental. Donations to the campaign go directly to production via their fiscal sponsor, From the Heart Productions, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Additionally, every team and crew member is volunteering their time and talents and 100% of any profits made will go to supporting the women in the film and other community leaders in Tanzania. Pamoja means “together” in Swahili and together with crowdfunding supporters they hope to make this film a success. 

Though still in pre-production, The Pamoja Project is a 30 minute documentary film that will share the incredible story of three Tanzanian women who work tirelessly to create real change for the people of Tanzania. Along with promoting cross cultural understanding, this film will illuminate what these women have to teach us about development, leadership, and improving one’s community. 

Director Audrey Emerson says, “We decided to launch an Indiegogo campaign because we wanted to get as many people as possible involved in this project. In the current and growing nonprofit industry, media is the most powerful tool to reach people. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of a story and I think a problem arises when we hear the same ones over and over. I wanted to make a film that told a different story of Africa. A positive one. One that was about leaders, change makers, the women that we can learn from.” The team is excited about using the power of crowdfunding to involve supporters in the whole process, from pre-production through post, of creating this important and powerful film. 

The film will be shooting in Tanzania in June, and the team is hoping to bring a crew of four people, dependent on fundraising success. In addition to perks like behind-the-scenes photos and videos, gifts from Tanzania, and producer credits, the unquantifiable perk is the opportunity to be a part of a project that will change the perception of women and social change in Tanzania. By shadowing these women on a day to day basis and listening to both their obstacles and victories, The Pamoja Project will paint a vivid image of the untold story of Africa. The one filled with hope, love, and positive change. These women hold the answers and it’s their turn to talk. 

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