Videos

Empowers Africa funds educational films in a collaborative partnership with Black Bean Productions. Below are a few examples of the films we have helped fund.

EMPOWERS AFRICA VIDEO
Video Credit: Black Bean Productions
Empowers Africa is a U.S. public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3) that supports programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub-saharan Africa. Find out more about what we do through this short video!

 

BLACK MAMBA ANTI-POACHING UNIT
Video Credit: Black Bean Productions
This collaborative film with Black Bean Productions showcases the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a team that consists primarily of women and has expanded to cover all 400 km2 of the Balule region in South Africa. The film was recently selected by National Geographic for their Short Film Showcase, a great privilege and an important platform through which to share the Mambas’ story.

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DEHORNING A RHINO IN THE WILD
Video Credit: Black Bean Productions
Empowers Africa is proud of our first collaborative project with Black Bean Productions which has been featured in National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase and won Best Documentary Short at the 2017 London Independent Film Awards. This short film covers the practice of rhino dehorning as a way to combat the poaching crisis in Africa. Our team had the privilege of accompanying Wildlands, Wildlife ACT and wildlife veterinarian Mike Toft of Kifaru Wildlife Veterinary Services on this rhino dehorning exercise. Oli Caldow and Sam Suter of Black Bean Productions joined us to capture this medical procedure.

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LION PRIDE TRANSLOCATION
Video Credit: Black Bean Productions
Empowers Africa is proud to have played a part in a historic lion translocation in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. In partnership with Wildlands and Wildlife ACT, three lions (1 male, 2 female) arrived from Phinda Private Game Reserve to their new home at community-owned Somkhanda Community Game Reserve earlier this year.

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THOUSAND HERBS COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT
Video Credit: Black Bean Productions
We are very proud to share with you our latest collaborative film with Black Bean Productions featuring an income generating garden run by nine industrious women in South Africa. The short video covers the work of the Thousand Herbs and Vegetable Garden, a small business started by The Inzalo Community Project.

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LALELA PROJECT
Video Credit: Black Bean Productions
We are thrilled to share another collaborative project with Black Bean Productions featuring Lalela Project, a program that provides after-school arts education to children in grades 1-12 from an at-risk community called Imizamo Yetho in Hout Bay, South Africa.

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