Cornerstone takes the viewer on a journey of the evolution of Nyaka, how and why it started and where it is today. The story is presented completely from the perspective of the stakeholders and the people who are served by Nyaka. It was incredibly difficult to select the key storytellers because everyone had a compelling backstory. When you view it, remember for every person you see, there are 69 others we interviewed that had similar stories. Then remember for the 70 we did interview, there are thousands of others from the two districts we simply could not interview who carried the same burdens. It is quite overwhelming to think what Jackson and his team faced when Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project began all those years ago.
My light at the end of the tunnel is that I believe that I have finally assembled their story the way they would want it to be presented to the world. We are honored and humbled that the people of Nyaka have entrusted us to share their story and my hope is the viewer will be moved and motivated to generously and continuously support the work that Jackson and his supporters perform in the region because it is making relevant, tangible and replicable change that will not only improve the lives of the people they directly serve but also the people of Uganda.
In the coming weeks, we will announce the world premiere date and location as well as the US Premiere and screening locations and dates to follow. If you are interested in hosting a screening in the US or abroad, please contact Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project at 517-575-6623 .