Our collaborative multimedia project connects emerging filmmakers around the world under a common goal to share unique accounts of individuals living with limited resources.
We will collect these short, five to seven minute videos—produced on a local, grassroots level—and publish them here, for the world to see. The mosaic of portraits will help us learn about transversal issues that affect poor communities as we begin an online dialogue where we can define areas of need and be inspired to action.
We are inviting you to join the conversation and participate in our webdocumentary!
At the feet of giant mountains in Southern Cambodia, in the white dust and under a leaden sky, Nuon does her best to reduce rocks into pebbles and sell them for thirthy-five cents a sack. She used to own land but malaria carried everything away: her money, her rice field and her husband. She plans to seek employment in the capital, Phnom Penh, either working in construction or washing dishes. She would do anything to regain hope.
Thai and his wife Ny are bamboo cutters in the northwest of Cambodia near the Thai border. Every day, they risk their lives by cutting and selling bamboo gathered from the worst land-mine zones in the country. With limited options and pressing needs to feed their family, they continue to work, knowing that death perhaps awaits them with their next step.
Mao Bora lives and works in Phnom Penh, where he sells papaya. With his sense of humor and brightly colored motorbike, Minister of Papaya brings energy to his everyday life, showing us that even the simplest actions can inspire hope.
Connect With Filmmakers
This project presents an opportunity for you to connect with other filmmakers and multimedia journalists locally and internationally.
Create For A Good Cause
Bring your creativity to the One Dollar Project and increase awarness about poverty in your own community.
Join the Conversation
Discuss and share ideas brought up through these portraits to help broaden our understanding of global poverty.
Film students, production groups, documentary filmmakers and media journalists are encouraged to participate. More importantly, if you are passionate about the project, we want to hear about your idea.
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