My friend is currently a semifinalist for a YouTube filmmaking program to further develop The Story of Happiness documentary project in South Africa. The top 100 voted videos will move onto the final round – after signing in on YouTube, you can vote daily (with a thumbs up) until Friday! The video highlights a community matriarch and her dream to empower women through knowledge and collaboration.
Here’s background from The Story of Happiness blog:
The Story of Happiness was initiated in the spring of 2010 through EVOKE, a World Bank Institute program which sought to promote social innovation by awarding individual and collaborative enterprises opportunities to grow. After a ten week course involving over 8,000 participants exploring global issues, proposals were submitted for projects exploring creative solutions, and 25 were selected for development starting with a fundraising challenge during the month of August on the donation site GlobalGiving. The Story of Happiness was one of these 25.