Q: What’s your mission?
A: “imba means sing” is an independent documentary feature film about the African Children’s Choir. Our film will bring together the playfulness and bittersweet beauty of childhood in a cinematic adventure through North America via the lens of Moses and Angel, two children from the African Children’s Choir, on a journey that will change the course of their lives forever. The goal of the film is to spark dialogue about the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty in Africa, America and around the globe.
We have been in development and production simultaneously for seven months, have nine more months of shooting and the film will come out in 2014, the Choir’s 30th anniversary.
Q: Who do you serve?
A: People who are interested in learning about Africa, music and education through a compelling film. Plus, we are donating 100% of film profits directly to the Choir’s work on the ground in seven African nations.
Q: What’s your proudest accomplishment?
A: Our producer won a Peabody Award while at CNN. Our director won a Cine Eagle for her first indie film. Our cinematographer won a Bronze Addy for his recent commercial. But spending time with the kids and having the honor of sharing their story with the world is what we are actually most proud of!
Q: What’s your organization’s greatest need?
A: Our greatest need is financial support. We have raised $100,000, one-fourth of our budget, and have $311,000 left to raise. We are also always learning to build our fanbase online and at events. We’re on IndieGoGo trying to raise at least $30,000 in 40 days.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: When the film comes out in 2014 we hope to screen it all over the world and engage the audience in conversation and action to help solve our global education crisis.
Website and Social Media Sites
Site: www.imbafilm.com Blog: http://imbameanssing.tumblr.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/accfilm Twitter: https://twitter.com/imba_film IndieGoGo: http://www.indiegogo.
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