Everyone that went to Afrika Burn would have been lucky enough to be apart of the Project Ubuntu, the latest creation by the guys from AVA. I couldn’t think of a more fitting day for the release of this video, on Mandela Day of all days. Below is the story of what went down that day at Afrika Burn as well as how South Africa has matured as nation and continues to mature but before you read anything further, check out the video that these guys have thrown together. This is an absolutely phenomenal video by AVA. Great work.
ProJekt UBUNTU – a film by you
At 3pm on 28/04/2012, a photographer stepped into a small aircraft and took off from a desolate airstrip on the outskirts of the Karoo Desert. When the plane landed, it carried with it an image of an event that was set into motion almost 20 years before-
“We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world.”
These were just a few of the inspiring words Nelson Mandela said during his historic inauguration speech in 1994. Little did anyone know that those words would inspire a project that would eventually unite more than 1500 strangers from across the planet, and bring them to the Karoo Desert. It came to be known as Projekt UBUNTU.
This is a story about that project. But more importantly, this is a story about the philosophy that inspired it…
Join us on the 18th of Aug at The Assembly to celebrate a truly remarkable movement caught on camera.
The public viewing is an open invitation working on a ‘first come first serve’ basis. To claim a seat, follow these simple instructions:
1) Title an email: ‘ ATT: Ubuntu ‘
2) Send through full name(s). *if you are booking for a group, please note, you can only reserve up to 4 seats.
3) Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Wait for a confirmation reply informing you of your booking request and further instructions.
. Mail: email@example.com
. Venue: The Assembly
. Date: 18th Aug
. Arrival time: 18:00 for 18:45
. Cost: FREE
* Please note, there are limited seats available.
If you can’t make the public viewing or missed out on a seat, don’t worry, there will be other opportunities for you to watch ProJekt UBUNTU.
° Pulp-Cinema Neelsie (Stellenbosch)
. Date: 19th Aug – 28th
. LINK: http://www.facebook.com/
° The Fringe Kloof Street (Cape Town)
. Date: 19th Aug – 2nd Sep
A special thank you to everyone who got stuck in and helped contribute towards making this remarkable project come to life. Without your time or energy, this would have not been possible.
Sponsors : AVA, Afrikaburn, Dancing Without Borders, Hellfire,
Red Zebra, Spectral Q, The Assembly, The Fringe, Voice Factory, eMzantsi Carnival and all the individuals involved.