The McCallum High School Cinematic Arts program is an award winning, four-year, script-to-screen program, where students explore the creative and technical aspects of moving images and production. These public high school students write, cast, edit, and produce their own films using professional cameras and film editing software.
This year, students have the unique opportunity to travel from Austin to Zambia where they will collaborate with local students and create a documentary film of the impact of climate change on Zambia. Students will build lasting relationships and hone their creative and leadership skills as they partner to craft a compelling documentary. The student-led film will feature Zambian musician, artist, and social justice advocate, Brian “B Flow” Mumba Kasoka Bweemba and will be created in partnership with PeaceTones, a non profit organization. The film will be completed by September 2020 and will be shown in local Austin theaters to help raise awareness of the impact of climate change on Zambia. We are also actively seeking opportunities for broader distribution, including international film festivals and a screening for the United Nations.
We need the help of people like you in order to make this documentary a reality. The documentary will ultimately enrich the global education of McCallum’s youth while promoting climate justice. MAC Cinematic Arts is actively seeking contributions to cover $38,000 for costs associated with student and teacher travel and accommodation in Zambia. We would be so grateful for your support and generosity.