We are pleased to announce that we have launched the website for Whose China? the documentary. The making of this film was only possible thanks to your support!
Thank you very much!
Please visit the website:
We want this platform to become a space for the participants, you, and people around the globe to discuss about China’s position with respect to the world.
In the website you will have the pleasure of meeting the young adults who traveled for two weeks across northern China. Under the participants tab, click on ‘They Speak.’ This is the participants’ blog where you can read about their personal experiences. M.I.C wants to break with documentary-filmmaking’s subjective conventions. We want to give you more than the filmmakers’ point of view. Interact with our characters, listen to what they have to say and comment with your P.O.V
You can also take part in the forum by commenting on our first topic China Today or by posting your own topic!
An outstanding student with a passion for astronomy and environmental activism, Yusuf Ahmed has been chosen to represent The Maldives at the Youth Leadership Summer Course in China. In this interview with the Romanian element of M.I.C., Ioana, he talks about YLSC China, the problem of young people’s lack of involvement in agricultural labor, and the threat that global warming and rising ocean levels pose for the future of The Maldives.
Yusuf concludes by reasserting the importance of youth becoming agents of change and taking an active interest in their responsibility towards their country. When asked what this responsibility means to him, he simply says it is “to make the place better for everyone around. To make it a good place to live in.”
And yes, we think it is indeed that simple.
M.I.C.’s Luisa talks to Motlatsi Nkhahle, a student from Lesotho who has been selected to participate in the Youth Leadership Summer Course in China this summer, and who will be one of the stars of our documentary! Motlasi talks about his life, his education, his hopes for YLSC China, and the role of youth in development.
Enjoy the interview and let us know what you think! And if you like it, please donate so that we can make this documentary happen and bring the stories of Motlasi and others like him to life, through film, animation and music. Thank you.
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We have obtained the official approval from Red Cross Nordic United World College to film a documentary about the Youth Leadership Summer Course that they are organizing in China in July 2010. This event will bring together youth from all over the world, who will spend 3 weeks in rural China, living with local host families and participating in service activities, reforestation programs, and workshops and seminars about peace, international understanding, education and ethnic tolerance.
Please help us out in this journey. In order to cover our travel costs to China, we are looking for donations, and we would appreciate immensely any financial support we could get. Please take a minute to to get to know us, read about our project and, if you can, help us out in this endeavor!