Barefoot Workshops News page


Check back often to read about the latest Barefoot news.


Barefoot presents at UAE Conference.

Barefoot's Program Director, Alison Fast, departs for the United Arab Emirates to present at the MENA Women's Leadership and Technology Conference.


A River Blue Exhibition

Photographer David Wright presents his first solo exhibition at AnastasiaPhoto : A photographic collaboration with the NGO, A River Blue. - Opening: March 4th - New York City.


Cape Town NGO Workshop

Khayelitsha Workshop nears the end of week 4.


Miss Delta Workshop

Delta workshop FULL.


Cape Town NGO Workshop

Khayelitsha Workshop nears the end of week 2.


Cape Town NGO Workshop

Four-week workshop in Khayelitsha begins with DKT International.


Cape Town Workshop

View films from Cape Town.


Cape Town Workshop

Workshop wraps. SUCCESS!


Cape Town Workshop

Week 3 comes to a close.


Participatory Filmmaking in Africa

Barefoot, via South Africa, participates in video conference presented by the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa.


Cape Town Workshop

Week 2 comes to a close.


Cape Town Workshop

We've had an amazing 1st week.


Miss Delta Doc Workshop

February workshop has three spots available.


West Bank New Media Workshop

January workshop still has spots available.


West Bank New Media Workshop

Julie Winokur will be teaching with Barefoot in the West Bank.


Cape Town Workshop

Barefoot begins four-week doc workshop on Sunday.


B&H lecture

Chandler and Alison give a lecture at B&H.


B&H lecture

Chandler and Alison will be giving a lecture at B&H - November 4th - New York City.


Tekserve lecture

Chandler will be giving a lecture at Tekserve - Customizing Your Field Package - October 26th - New York City.


Documentary lecture

Chandler will be giving a documentary lecture at Atlantic Acting School on October 25th - New York City.


Cape Town Workshop - November 09



Delta Workshop wraps

Four documentaries are produced in two weeks.


GOLD Workshop, South Africa

GOLD training begins week two in Cape Town, South Africa.


A River Blue UDPATE

A River Blue gears up for Second Term, Year Two.


GOLD Workshop, South Africa

GOLD training begins today in Cape Town, South Africa.


Bahrain Workshop - Screening Tonight!

Civil Society Orgs screen tonight at the Gulf Hotel.


Cape Town, South Africa Workshop

NGO media training workshop starts May 11th.


Bahrain Workshop wraps

Civil Society Orgs finish PSAs.


Bahrain workshop screening

PSAs will screen on Monday evening at the Gulf Hotel in the Awal Ballroom. Email Alison Fast for a press release at .


Bahrain workshop starts editing

Organizations begin editing their PSAs.


Bahrain workshop begings

7 Civil Society Organizations begin PSA training.


"The Babies Got The Blues" WINS

Delta 08 Doc, "The Babies Got The Blues" wins 2009 Award of Merit at Accolade Competition. Congratulations to the filmmakers; Karen Kohlhaas & Rachel Hamilton.


"Creative Crossroads" WINS 1st Place

Delta 09 Doc, "Creative Crossroads" wins 1st place at the Crossroads Film Festival. Congratulations to the filmmakers; Tristan Wheelock, Win Graham and Sichendra Bista.


"The Babies Got The Blues" Official Selection

Delta 08 Doc, "The Babies Got The Blues" is an Official Selection at thh Delta International Film & Video Festival. Congratulations to the filmmakers; Karen Kohlhaas & Rachel Hamilton.


Mississippi Delta films - Crossroads Film Festival

All four videos from the Mississippi Delta February 09 workshop will screen at the Crossroads Film Festival on April 4th.


Delta 09 wraps. HUGE success.

Delta 09 wraps with final screening.


G-Tech sponsors Delta 09

G-Tech will be sending equipment to the Delta 09 workshop.


Barefoot Blog

Follow us with the Barefoot Blog.


A River Blue Interns needed

A River Blue needs interns to help with upcoming exhibition.


LitePanels sponsors Delta 09

LitePanels will be sending equipment to the Delta 09 workshop.


Delta 09 Documentary Workshop



Delta 09 Documentary Workshop

We have one spot left in the Delta workshop. Download the details, read and sign up!


Gaza Media Aid Project

GMAP receives $2,000.00 donation.


Gaza Media Aid Project (GMAP) fundraiser

National Lawyers Guild, New York Chapter, raises $250.36 for GMAP.


Delta 09 Documentary Workshop

We still have two spots left in the workshop. Download the details, read and sign up!


Gaza Media Aid Project.

Barefoot launches Gaza Media Aid Project to purchase 50 Flip Cameras that will be delivered immediately to civilians in Gaza through the human rights organization, B T'selem. Please spread the link:
To make a donation, click on the ChipIn icon at the bottom of the page.


A River Blue NEWS.

FUJI sponsors A River Blue photo project and workshop run by photographer, David Wright. David will spend January and February at A River Blue photographing and running photo workshops with ARB students.


A River Blue NEWS.

ARB plans for five day health awareness retreat starting on December 27th. The retreat will serve 120 people.


A River Blue NEWS.

ARB will introduce animal husbandry to curriculum starting in February '09.


A River Blue NEWS.

Over 1000 people participate in the 1st A River Blue graduation. 51 students are honored.


A River Blue NEWS.

Chandler Griffin and Brooke Bassin arrive in Uganda for ARB graduation.


Tel Aviv workshop screens.

7 Israeli Civil Society Organizations screened their PSAs to an audience today. Check back this week to see the videos!!


Tel Aviv workshop wraps.

Barefoot wraps three-week PSA workshop in Tel Aviv, Israel. 1pm Final screening will be on Sunday at Cinematheque. Email if you are in the area and would like to attend.


A River Blue NEWS.

ARB is weeks away from completing the 1st year of vocational training. Students and staff prepare for December graduation.


Tel Aviv workshop.

Israeli CSO's wrap filming and start editing!


A River Blue NEWS.

Natalie Parke arrives at A River Blue to begin Monitoring & Evaluation.


Tel Aviv workshop.

Israeli CSO's start filming PSA's.


Tel Aviv workshop begins.

CSO's begin three-week Public Service Announcement workshop.


Barefoot arrives in Tel Aviv.

7 Israeli CSO's will begin three-week workshop on Sunday.


Screening & Panel Discussion HUGE success.

12 PSA's screened to an audience of 60 people with massive media coverage.


Screening followed by panel discussion.

Immediately following the screening, a panel will discuss realistic distribution of grass-roots media to a mass audience.


Screening today - Bethlehem Peace Center.

12 PSA's will screen at the Bethlehem Peace Center for a closed-to-the-public audience of broadcasters, CSO's and government officials.


Filming starts for PSAs in the West Bank.

Filming locations include Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah.


West Bank PSA workshop begins.

7 Civil Society Organizations have started a three week workshop where they will each learn how to writer, direct, film and edit a 30 second Public Service Announcement.


Israel/West Bank programs gear up.

Barefoot Workshops will run media training programs in Tel Aviv & Bethlehem, October 14th - December 1st, 2008. Staff from 14 Civil Society Organizations will be trained to create 30-second Public Service Announcements for broadcast, web & mobile distribution.


B&H Lecture - Media Empowerment & The Developing World.

Barefoot Workshops instructor, Chandler Griffin, will give a two hour lecture in the B&H Seminar Space on September 28th. Participants must sign up on the B&H website to participate. Seats are limited so sign up now.


International AIDS Conference 2008 - Mexico City.

Barefoot Workshops instructors, Alison Fast and Chandler Griffin, will be giving a short presentation to the twenty-five recipients of the 2008 Red Ribbon Award. Low-cost media training to help Civil Society Organizagions meet development goals will be the topic.


A River Blue - Field Volunteers wrap time at A River Blue.

A River Blue volunteers, Bethany Sacks and Margaret Pardue wrap their summer volunteer time.


A River Blue - New Field Volunteer arrives at A River Blue

A River Blue volunteer, Margaret Pardue, arrives for a month stay.


A River Blue - Field Volunteer NEWS!

A River Blue volunteer, Bethany Sacks, arrives in Alebtong for 2 months.


Delta 08 Workshop / Newspaper Articles.

Read two wonderful articles written about Barefoot's Mississippi Delta 2008 workshop - Jackson, Mississippi's Jackson Free Press and Memphis, Tenneessee's Tri-State Defender.


Delta 08 film - Crossing All Boundaries.

Crossing All Boundaries, a film by Rebecca Parrish and Brooke Bassin, has been accepted into the Tallahassee Film Festival.


Vote for Delta 08 videos on Current TV.

Motherload of Trophies, a film by Karim Amara and Kristen Daly. Crossing All Boundaries, a film by Rebecca Parrish and Brooke Bassin.


Mississippi Delta film screens.

The 5th Annual Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival in Seattle, Washington, selects "Called to Shine," a Mississippi Delta workshop production by Amy Benson and Chris Thompson, for screening in April 2008.


Mississippi Delta films - Crossroads Film Festival.

All five videos from the Delta 08 workshop will screen at the Crossroads Film Festival April 5th. Click HERE for more information.


Mississippi Delta workshop - Success.

Delta workshop wraps with amazing success. Keep checking for videos to be posted soon.


Barefoot in the Mississippi Delta.

Students begin shooting 7 documentaries.


A River Blue website.

New website is launched for A River Blue.


Barefoot in the Mississippi Delta.

12 students arrived in the Clarksdale, Mississippi to begin 2 week workshop.


A River Blue kids are selected for vocational training.

20 ARB kids have been selected for the vocational training program which includes English, tailoring, agriculture and business.


A River Blue kids start secondary school.

30 ARB kids have been selected and are now supported with secondary school fees.


A River Blue

Renovation of ARB Vocational Training Center is complete. Check back soon to see pictures.


Classroom renovation begins in Northern Uganda

Classrooms will be complete in two weeks allowing 20 students to begin vocational training in tailoring. Argiculuture education will also be taught to the students. 30 additional students will be sponsored in secondary school.


A River Blue NEWS

Chandler Griffin and Brooke Bassin arrive in Northern Uganda.


Barefoot on FACEBOOK

Barefoot recently set up a FACEBOOK page. Check us out and join the Group.


Middle East program wraps/YouTube posts

On December 18th Barefoot wrapped the Jordan workshop which concludes the Middle East programs for 2007. 40 videos have been uploaded to YouTube . Check them out and Join Us!


Amman, Jordan screening

On December 18th, from 3-4 p.m., representatives from seven Jordanian nongovernmental organizations will hold a screening at Le Meridien Hotel in Amman, celebrating a series of locally-created public service announcements (PSAs). The event marks the finale of two back-to-back workshops in Kuwait and Jordan, entitled Media, Activism and Democracy. Please email for more details and instructions on how to attend.


A River Blue updates

A River Blue receives field program funding. Chandler will be traveling to Northern Uganda in early January to begin renovation on ARB Vocational Training Center and pay secondary school fees for 30 kids.


Barefoot in Jordan

Jordan workshop is in the middle of production and will begin editing on Sunday. Final screening for public will be on Tuesday afternoon. Contact for more information.


Barefoot Kuwait on CNBC

Public Service Announcments from Barefoot's Kuwait Workshop were highlighted on CNBC Arabia along with interviews from the final screening in Kuwait City.


Barefoot Kuwait online news

Click here to read a Barefoot in Kuwait online story in the news.


Barefoot in Jordan

Barefoot gears up to head to Jordan on Saturday.


Kuwait workshop update

Kuwait workshop wraps up with 10 completed PSAs (public service announcements) which will be posted shortly.


Barefoot gears up for the Middle East.

Chandler and Alison will leave on Thursday to begin workshops in Kuwait and Jordan.


Baton Rouge workshop begins.

A ten day workshop at Scotlandville highschool begins for kids who were displaced by Katrina. They will be making videos to speak back to their community.


Barefoot welcomed by Mayor of Baton Rouge.

Chandler Griffin and Alison Fast were welcomed to Baton Rouge at a screening tonight.


Powershift 2007 videos.

Barefoot worked with 10 college students at Powershift 2007 and produced 2 short videos. Click to watch.


Sign up NOW for Documentary workshop.

Experiencing the Mississippi Delta workshop is half full. Email and sign-up before we fill the class. Visit the Workshops link and learn more.


Barefoot gears up for youth empowerment workshop.

Barefoot Workshops will be running a 10 day Video Workshop for youth living in Renaissance Village. Check back for details as we begin the program.


Barefoot at Power Shift 2007 this weekend.

Barefoot Workshops will be running youth workshops at Power Shift 2007. Visit the Power Shift 2007 website for more information.


Enrollment begins for Mississippi Delta Workshop 08

Barefoot Workshops has started enrollment for the two week documentary workshop in the Mississippi Delta which begins February 17th. Contact us for more details.


Chandler wraps up Maine Workshop

11 students participated in Chandler's Documentary Camera workshop at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine.


Alison Fast visits Brazil

Alison Fast, Barefoot's Program Director for Africa & The Middle East, is currently in Brazil at a conference supporting the preservation of the Amazon. She will be networking with youth programs interested in media literacy.


Nigeria and South Africa Workshops

Barefoot will be running a workshop in Nigeria starting in early October and a workshop in South Africa in early January. Please visit the Workshops page and download the course descriptions for more information.


Chandler Griffin teaches Doc Camera Workshop.

Chandler will be teaching a 1 week documentary camera workshop at the International Film & Television Workshops on September 23rd. To learn more about the workshop, please click here.


A River Blue exhibited on the West Coast.

This Saturday, August 18th, 12 pieces from the A River Blue collection will be be for sale at Art 4 Africa, a benefit soiree sponsored by Empowerment Works to support programs in Sudan, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Northern Uganda. To learn more about the event please visit Art 4 Africa.


A River Blue exhibited on East Coast.

14 pieces from the A River Blue art collection along with a 24 minute documentary will be exhited at the University of Maine's WITHOUT BORDERS exhibition which opens tonight in Orono, Maine. For more information please visit Without Borders.


Barefoot one-on-one workshops.

Barefoot offers one-on-one sessions with individuals in shooting, lighting, editing, story and photography. Length of sessions varies based on the need of the individual.


North Haven, Maine workshop wraps.

Barefoot wraps North Haven Island, Maine workshop.


North Haven, Maine workshop.

Barefoot starts a one week DV workshop at Waterman's Community Center on North Haven Island, Maine sponsored by North Haven Conservation Partners.


Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation update.

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation's recently trained staff makes plan to start second round of videos addressing HIV/Aids.


Middle East program.

Barefoot parterns with MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative) to run Nov/Dec programs in Kuwait and Yemen.


A River Blue.

Chandler Griffin wraps up trip Northern Uganda. A River Blue Vocational Training Center is scheduled to start in late August.


A River Blue.

Chandler Griffin will return to Northern Uganda on June 20th to follow up with local NGOs in Lira and decide on the best next steps for A River Blue. He also plans to screen the rough cut of the A River Blue documentary to the kids who participated.


Barefoot returns to Joburg.

Alison and chandler return to Joburg, South Africa to meet with local NGOs to discuss the future of an HIV/AIDS media library for South Africa.


Cape Town Workshop completed.

Barefoot wraps 4 week Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation workshop with students producing 5 narrative videos, 1 fundraising video and 1 peer counseling video. DTHF will use these videos in health centers, schools and seminars to spark conversation around community issues dealing with HIV/AIDS. Some topics include HIV disclosure, HIV testing and DTHF Vaccine Trial. Check back in the coming weeks to see the videos posted.


501c3 status.

Barefoot receives officicial 501c3 status and can legally accept tax-deductible donations.


Cape Town Workshop wraps up week 2 of 4.

Students finish their first round of narrative videos covering the issues of HIV/AIDS disclosure, parent/child communication addressing HIV/AIDS and peer to peer video letter about HIV/AIDS. International student, Jason Jaacks, is working on a fundraising video for the Desmund Tutu HIV Foundation.


Cape Town Workshop wraps up week 1 of 4.

Students prepare their shoots for the Desmund Tutu HIV Foundation.


Advanced Imaging & Digital Printing Workshop with Benjamin Rush

Take this three-week intensive workshop, covering various aspects of digital imaging workflow. Details (PDF 184k)


Barefoot gears up for May/June Cape Town Workshop.

Barefoot will be running a workshop in partnership with the Desmund Tutu HIV Foundation. Students from South Africa, Nigeria and the USA will be attending the workshop to focus on learlng how to create training videos for DTHF and their caregivers. Barefoot hopes to set up a media library for the DTHF and their caregivers that will help future caregivers better understand the issues they are dealing with in the field.


Barefoot screens videos for World AIDS Orphans Day, May 7th.

On May 7th, the US State Department in Washington DC hosted a one- hour exclusive videoconference and screening between top policymakers, funders and broadcasters with the US State Department in Washington DC and US Consulate in Johannesburg. The purpose was to discuss the role that "participatory media" can play in combating HIV/AIDS via Barefoot's True Life Stories: GIRLS SPEAK OUT! Workshop which was in partnership with Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity. The workshop focused on teaching teen girls from Soweto how to use media to empowerment themselves and other girls dealing with similar issues.


Barefoot gears up for World Aids Orphans Day, May 7th.

Check back soon for details.


Joburg, South Africa workshop begins.

8 girls from Nurturing Orphans of Aids for Humanity begin workshop GIRLS SPEAK OUT.


Burundi Workshop wraps up.

Students complete 25 minute documentary on the issue of displacement & land rights in Burundi. Check back soon to watch the video.


Burundi Workshop begins.

13 students begin Barefoot/UNESCO 2 week conflict resolution workshop.


A few spots left for Joburg and Cape Town workshops.

Email Barefoot if you are an NGO or international student interested in either one of these workshops.


Burundi Workshop gears up to begin.

UNESCO 2 week conflict resolution workshop gets ready to start in Burundi.


Puerto Rico workshops wraps up.

Barefoot wraps up two workshops with the University of Puerto Rico.


Puerto Rico workshops begins.

Barefoot, in partnership with the University of Puerto Rico, has begun 2 workshops for students at UPR. The first is a 3 day intense editing workshop followed by a 5 day production workshop.


Burundi and South Africa NGO Workshops open for enrollment

Barefoot will be running NGO training workshops in Bujumbura, Burundi; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Cape Town, South Africa starting in early April. Contact Chandler for more information or check out the course descriptions on the Workshops page.

Bujumbura, Burundi - 2 Week Workshop (April 9th - 21st, 2007)

  • Working with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • 3 spots available for international students
  • Theme: Conflict Resolution (Hutu/Tutsi Land Rights)

Johannesburg, South Africa - 2 Week Workshop (April 23rd - May 5th, 2007)

  • Working with NOAH (Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity)
  • 3 spots available for international students
  • Theme: NGO Training - OVC (orphans & vulnerable children) Empowerment

Cape Town, South Africa - 4 Week Workshop (May 7th - June 2nd, 2007)

  • Working with The Desmund Tutu HIV Foundation
  • 3 spots available for international students
  • Theme: NGO training - HIV/AIDS

Watch Valentina Canovesio's video from South Africa to learn more about The Desmund Tutu HIV Foundation.


Barefoot in the Mississippi Delta wraps up

Barefoot's Experiencing the Mississippi Delta Workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi wraps up with students producing two documentaries. Visiting Artist, Adrian Kosky, writes two songs based on conversations and stories from the Delta.


Delta Workshop students use new Canon XH-A1 HDV cameras

For the past three years Canon has supplied Barefoot's Delta workshop with the latest in Canon technology. This year students use Canon's new XH-A1 HDV cameras and achieve amazing image results.


Barefoot in the Mississippi Delta begins

Barefoot's Experiencing the Mississippi Delta Workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi begins for the third consecutive year with students from Uruguay, USA and Australia. Sponsors this year include Canon, Sennheiser, Bogen Imaging, Lowel and generous support from Tekserve.


Barefoot / PLANusa - Honduras Youth Media Exchange completed

PLANusa and Barefoot complete 1 Week workshop with 19 youth from Honduras, El Salvador and the USA. Students created 4 short videos exploring natural disaster in the local communities of Honduras. Melissa Brough/FilmAid International participated to help students shoot and edit their videos.


Barefoot gears up for Honduras Youth Media Exchange

On January 21st, Barefoot will be taking three students from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to participate in a planUSA sponsored youth media exchange.


Barefoot's 4 week NGO workshop in Cape Town wraps up

Cape Town workshop ends with students completing 5 videos. Go to CURRENT PROJECTS to view the videos.


Barefoot screens Cape Town videos for State Department

Barefoot Workshops, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Digital Freedom Initiative (DFI), held a one-hour screening and videoconference together with local organizations, to demonstrate to top policymakers in Washington, the power of low-cost video technology in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The conference, held at the U.S. Consulate in Steenburg, was comprised of five short videos, produced locally in partnership with organizational leaders and students dedicated to video advocacy. It was the first in a series of trainings that Barefoot Workshops will hold in South Africa and other countries, to model the idea that video can be used as a practical aid to policymakers, to evaluate and discern best practices among the multitude of program initiatives funded by U.S. dollars. Local partners included, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, NOAH (Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity), Monwabisi, Helping Hands, Africa Jam and YouthAIDS.

Members of PEPFAR, USAID's Global Health office, U.S. State Department, the Corporate Council on Africa and Computer Frontiers- which collectively control more than 300 million dollars in annual aid to combat HIV/AIDS globally- deemed the event a success and retreated to internal talks about how video can be used to meet global health challenges, particularly HIV/AIDS, which has claimed the lives of nearly 25 million people, and infected 40 million others worldwide.


Barefoot's 4 week NGO workshop in Cape Town gears up to begin

Students from South Africa, USA and France arrive in Cape Town, South Africa to begin Barefoot's 4 week NGO workshop.


Barefoot partners with White House Digital Freedom Initiative

The Presidential Digital Freedom Initiative (DFI), a U.S. public/private, world-wide cooperative effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of State, is proud to partner with Barefoot Workshops on its upcoming workshop in South Africa.

The DFI and Barefoot Workshops are linking up with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in sub-Saharan Africa to teach leaders in the HIV Orphan community how to leverage digital video technology to share their perspectives and foster positive change. The key to this effort is a four-week workshop being organized by Barefoot Workshops in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 19 to December 16, 2006. The NGOs will learn the skills needed to make informative and empowering videos and then return to their communities with the knowledge and technology needed to share their message with their local and national communities.

The Digital Freedom Initiative engages federal agencies, the private sector, non-profit organizations and universities working together to build technical capacity, empower people, and spur economic growth through increased use of information and communications technologies. This workshop will support the DFI’s existing efforts to expand connectivity and share U.S. experience with developing nations. The DFI is dedicated to protecting the right to information, freedom of opinion and expression so that people throughout the world can freely participate in the global marketplace of ideas and better their own lives, build their nations, and transform their communities.


New Orleans high school students meet with students from Bay St. Louis

Students from SAC (Students At the Center) in New Orleans and Bay High School in Bay St. Louis Mississippi spent the day exchanging videos and discussing how to collaborate on future media projects. Some ideas included the increase in domestic violence post Katrina and how to deal with the loss of close friends because of displacement and relocation.


January date set for MIssissippi, Honduras and El Salvador youth media exchange

Three Mississippi students from Bay High School will go to Honduras in January for Barefoot/PLANusa natural disaster media exchange. Students from El Salvador, Honduras and Mississippi will meet to talk about ways of working together to create media to stream on the internet.


Barefoot returns to the Gulf Coast to run program sponsored by FilmAid International

On November 1st Barefoot will be back on the Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi working with high-school students from Bay High School. Click here to download an article about the 1st project from Bay St. Louis (PDF 1.2MB).


Joseph Arthur plays on NPR and talks about A River Blue Foundation and his trip to Northern Uganda

Download and listen to Joseph on NPR's World Cafe.


Barefoot partners with PLANusa

Barefoot and PLANusa partner to develop and expand existing PLAN programs based on youth empowerment through media.


Barefoot/FilmAid workshop in Kakuma Refugee Camp ends with a huge success

Students complete five short narrative dramas exploring sexual exploitation, forced marriages, HIV/AIDS stigma, and the importance of problem solving through communication. The films were screened for an audience on Friday night and students were able to talk about their films and the importance that video will play in changing the way community addresses these issues.


Barefoot/FilmAid workshop in Kakuma Refugee Camp reaches halfway mark

Students will be using video to explore the topics of sexual exploitation, gender, forced marriage and HIV/AIDS in the camp.


Director, Monika Navarro and editor/shooter, Jason Mann screen ANIMAS PERDIDAS at IFP Market in New York City

ANIMAS PERDIDAS is the story of a family coping with deportation and death. It is the story of a man raised in America struggling to survive in Mexico. Most of all, though, it is the story of a young woman's journey to understand the two uncles she lost.

Monika and Jason spent three weeks working on the script and trailer for Animas Perdidas while attending Barefoot's Documenting the Mississippi Delta.


IMPACT festival will screen Barefoot student videos

Gulf Coast workshops will screen on October 1st in New York City. Find out more at


RWANDA - FXB Workshop Completed

Learn more about FXB at



Zana Briski (Born Into Brothels/Kids with Cameras)
Kathy Eldon (Creative Visions)
Gabrielle Roth
Rain Phoenix
Brian Storm (MediaStorm)
Martin Macwan (Navsarjan Trust)



Barefoot is currently running a two week NGO training workshop with FXB staff and beneficiaries in Kigal, Rwanda. Students are learning how to make short 3 minute videos that will be streamed on the internet.



Barefoot partners with FilmAid International for Sept 06' Kenya workshop in Kakuma Refugee Camp.



Read about the recent A River Blue Project at Alepdong IDP Camp in Lira, Uganda. Joseph Arthur joined Barefoot for a beautiful week of painting drama and music. Keep checking in with Barefoot to see artwork from the kids. A book of the kids artwork and a CD containing their music will be published in the coming months.


Barefoot receives non-profit status.


NYC's Tekserve has partnered with Barefoot to salvage and fix laptops for NGOs to use through Barefoot's training programs.


Barefoot would like to thank B&H Photo Video for providing DV cameras for teen cancer survivors to use during 06' Maritime Challenge Sailing Film Camp. THANK YOU, BH.


Barefoot on the Gulf Coast


Sara Newens of Barefoot's 2006 Experiencing the Mississippi Delta workshop screens her film, All This Blues, at Pioneer Theater in NYC.


Barefoot & Ocean Classroom Workshop - Maritime Challenge Sailing Film Camp 2006 - completed.


Sara Newens and Monika Navarro of Barefoot's 2006 Experiencing the Mississippi Delta workshop attend Women Make Movies workshop - The Secrets Of Successful Proposals. Click here to learn more about Women Make Movies.



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