Fundraiser results, WIRED article, and our African premiere!
Happy summer everyone – lots of great news to announce these days…
First, we are happy to announce we raised $12,350 during our winter fundraiser!!! These funds went directly to Afriq-Power and will be used on solar energy projects in Mali. Thank you so much to everyone who participated, either through direct donations or by purchasing DVD’s – your power has made a direct impact!!
Next, Burning In the Sun’s main character, Daniel Dembélé, and his business Afriq-Power were featured in WIRED UK – check out the link to the article here – and get updated on the new directions Daniel and Afriq-Power are headed. We are all the more proud to have profiled Daniel’s work in it’s early stages, now seeing the various innovations he has been inspired to take on.
BITS had it’s African Premiere just recently at the Addis International Film Festival in Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA. The film was honored as one of the Opening Night Selections and showed at the American Embassy. Video will be coming soon of the Q&A session after the screening, with codirector Morgan Robinson taking questions from the audience via a live Skype feed.
And finally, our Canadian Premiere has just been announced: BITS will be showing at the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) annual film festival this November 19th in Montreal. If you are near Montreal, please come support the film!