Coming up for air after a year and a half in production for the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project documentary Cornerstone is nothing short of amazing. To think that it was only two years ago, that I met a very humble, but unassuming man by the name of Jackson who came to the US from Uganda to live the American dream, only to be pulled back to his village in order to save it. You all know by now, I am not easy to impress. As a journalist, I am jaded and suspicious by nature. I read Jackson's book "A School For My Village" and learned all about his non-profit organization Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. I was intrigued, but my experience made him pay for those who embellished their stories before him. I decided to go take a look for myself with a young team of budding filmmakers. With Jackson's blessing, off we went in the summer of 2015 to check out the inner workings of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and to meet the people they serve.
Debi Lang is a humanitarian and adventure traveler who never leaves home without her camera, well worn hiking boots and groovy headbands. .