The documentary will be directed by award-winning Director Debi Lang, and produced in cooperation with Nyaka AIDS Orphans’ founder and 2012 CNN Hero Twesigye "Jackson" Kaguri. Steve Lang will serve as executive producer, Jan Koehler as cinematographer, Emily Jones as camera assistant Dylan Beckerich as boom operator and Anna Ashford as production coordinator. Other members of the team are Dr. Wes Hickey, Interim Dean, College of Education and Psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler and Reinhart Koehler, Board Chair of NPH International. The Young Company will create graphics and handle media relations for the project.
Lang’s interest in Nyaka surfaced after she read Kaguri’s compelling book “Schools For My Village” (also published as The Price of Stones). The film will focus on Kaguri’s personal story as well as his perseverant efforts to create a sustainable and holistic solution to combat the poverty, hunger and illness that nearly destroyed his village. It will also explore the community’s determined involvement, which cemented the success of its many far-reaching programs. Production will begin later this year.
Lang added, “Through our pro-bono documentary films, we hope to bring awareness to the exhaustive efforts of relatively unknown and successful non-profit humanitarian organizations such as the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Nyaka has undoubtedly touched the lives of thousands in Uganda and has made a difference where others have failed. This group of humanitarians is certainly worthy of having their story showcased.”
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