Originally intended as a visual experience to accompany a photographic book, UNSUNG HEROES is not a story about poverty, but rather shows a nation of children eager for opportunity. As the journey unfolds this inspiring documentary just makes you want to be better... at everything
This behind the scenes film was set up to follow photographer, Luca Zordan and producer, Alethea Gold as they traveled across country to shoot their - second in a charity series - photographic book CHILDREN OF SOUTH AFRICA. The book was launched in conjunction with the 2011 Fifa World Cup in South Africa and then hosted several events around the globe, all to raise funds for the selected charity, AFRIKA TIKKUN. With Nelson Mandela as the Chief Patron, this charity looks after 25,000 children in 6 townships around South Africa and their work has been praised by Mandela as "a miracle".
The proceeds from this screening and event are going to Afrika Tikkun as well as, this time, going to one of the unsung heroes direct. CYNTHIA TOBIAS looks after 28 children who live in tin shanty housing on the other side of her fence. They come to her every day for food, running water and often to escape households of drugs and abuse. Three months ago Cynthia’s husband passed away and now she relies solely on her pension to keep up this support. Local churches bring her food, but we hope the funds from this documentary will help the children at Afrika Tikkun and also help Cynthia’s children, who all deserve to be exactly that, children.
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$100.00 Ticket include Charity screening and entry to the Unsung Heroes after party.
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Afrika Tikkun is proud to be a partner for project J586 with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian AusAID approved NGDO (Non-Government Development Organisation), carrying out quality humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions - visit www.globaldevelopment.org.au