Dare to Dream Asia

The Dare to Dream pitch, Asian Side of the Doc 2016

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AfriDocs

Now TWO ways to watch some of the best documentaries from across the continent and beyond. strong AfriDocs Anytime strong is now available as a FREE streaming platform with a growing ...

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Caretakers

Making documentary on your mobile - CareTakers has collaborated with WESSA to produce the My Tourism Blug Flag Journey digital filmmaking project training Tourism Blue Flag stewards on digital communications and ...

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Steps for the Future

WATCH NOW - Music Activists, a participatory film that follows John Chiti, the first person with albinism to step into the limelight in Zambia.

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STEPS is a Non-Profit organisation, passionate about the power of documentaries to disrupt, shift & move the world around us.

Our diverse projects use film to empower, start a conversation, educate and produce action around human rights and environmental issues. Our aim is to use socially relevant documentary to give a voice to marginalised and disadvantaged communities and enable local and global conversations around the most important topics of our times.

WHO WE ARE

We  partner with like-minded organisations & individuals, to create  documentaries around relevant social & environmental issues.

WHAT WE DO

We train facilitators in our methodology (The Learning Cycle) in order to use these documentaries as tools for awareness & advocacy.

HOW WE DO IT

We use a multi-platform distribution approach: facilitated community screenings, broadcast television and online.

Projects

Dare to Dream Asia

Dare To Dream is a new series of documentary films about the hopes and frustrations of the young generation of Asia. Directed by upcoming and talented filmmakers, aimed for local audiences, with the support of the best professionals in the world, Dare To Dream takes you into the vibrant dreams and...

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Why Poverty

Why Poverty? uses documentary film to get people talking about poverty. The collection is made up of eight long films and thirty-four shorts by award-winning filmmakers, as well as new and emerging talents. The stories, originating from twenty-eight countries, are moving and thought-provoking as they tackle big issues...

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Why Democracy

The  Why  Democracy? project aims to stimulate a global discussion about  democracy through ten one-hour documentaries and seventeen short films.  Commissioned by Steps International and first broadcast in October 2007,  the films explore how democracies function around the world. Forty-eight  broadcasters on 6...

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Steps for the Future

Steps for the Future is a challenging, provocative and unconventional collection of films and outreach programme dealing with the crisis of HIV & AIDS in Southern Africa. From seven different countries of the Southern African region comes a unique collection of positive, brave and unusual...

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CareTakers

CareTakers has been in existence since 2010. Its focus is on the many environmental and biodiversity challenges facing society in the 21st Century. It aims to provide tools for education, training and awareness-raising around these issues for South Africa’s Youth. The underlying strategy...

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AfriDocs

AfriDocs is the uniquely bold and exciting broadcast and online platform exclusively for Africa, bringing the best African and international documentaries to television audiences weekly across sub-Saharan Africa via BET Africa and now to online audiences anywhere in Africa. Fans of African cinema have TWO ways to...

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Films

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Coming of Age is a film that follows four teenagers over the course of two years as they grow up deep in the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Very...

XIBEJANA XA HINA Our Rhino A participatory film

XIBEJANA XA HINA Our Rhino A participatory film

Negry is a Rhino Ambassdor (RA) in the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region (K2C). She lives in Newington, a village close to Kruger National Park and the...

Music Activists

Music Activists

John Chiti is the first person with albinism to step into the limelight in Zambia. As a well known musician he uses his music to promote inclusion of people...

The Threshold

The Threshold

This is a short film about men, mountains, loss and ritual, set against the backdrop of life in a South African township. Lerato Kossie, who has experienced...

Ts’oaranang – Holding Hands

Ts’oaranang – Holding Hands

Four girls meet up to make a film together. “What is the film going to be about?” “HIV testing and what else?”, they ask. “Fear of rejection,...

The Professor

The Professor

Having Khoi-San ancestry Koos Paulse carries an immense amount of indigenous plant use knowledge. Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk is a renowned ethnobotanist at the...

A Mother At 15 (Kukhala mnzimayi uli wachichepere)

A Mother At 15 (Kukhala mnzimayi uli wachichepere)

Mariam became a mother at the age of 15. As so many other underaged mothers in Malawi, she was forced to drop out of school and struggles to make ends meet....

Resources

These resources form an important part of the Steps methodology. They enable facilitators to use the films to stimulate debate and discussion with different age groups and diverse audiences.

Music Activists Guide

Music Activists Guide

This guide enables facilitators to use this film to stimulate debate and discussion around issues of inclusion of people with and without disabilities,...

CareTakers Facilitator’s Guide

CareTakers Facilitator’s Guide

This booklet accompanies a two-DVD set of documentary films that constitute Series 2 (Discs 3 and 4) in the CareTakers biodiversity film project. The 10...

Steps for the Future Facilitator’s Guide

Steps for the Future Facilitator’s Guide

This guide  forms an important part of the Steps  media advocacy campaign. It enables facilitators to use these films to stimulate debate and discussion...

Why Democracy? Facilitator’s Guide

Why Democracy? Facilitator’s Guide

The goal of this guide is support and stimulate discussions about democracy in conjunction with viewing the...

Why Poverty? Facilitator’s Guide

Why Poverty? Facilitator’s Guide

This guide is designed to help facilitators and educators to engage with audiences. The aim is to deepen the understanding of the underlying causes of...

People

Our Board

Don Edkins

Iikka Vehkalahti

Lindy Wilson

Lizo Kalipa

Sindiwe Magona

Webster Whande

Our Team

Don Edkins

Elaine Maane

Elie Bagona

Ingrid LeGrange

Jannie du Plessis

Laurence Dworkin

Marianne Gysae

Naima Sebe

Patrice Carter

Pochia Dadlana

Theresa Hill

Partners

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