Many humanitarian organizations simply don't have the manpower or expertise to create compelling video content for their community and supporters. They're focused on the work and not on storytelling.
A Congo Reform Association Media Partnership.
The Congo Reform Association partners with humanitarian organizations and agencies, foundations, and filmmakers, formally and informally, working in the Eastern Congo and Central African region to help them craft unique and compelling stories.
Our focus is helping humanitarian organizations create compelling stories of transformation and hope to advance their mission and help more lives. We also assist in promoting the work of other filmmakers like Congo Unites. Together, we want to advance and promote our mutual efforts to see peace in the Congo.
The CRA provides writing, film, editing and social media services, at low or no cost, to those groups doing good work in the Eastern Congo and Central African region.
Our goal is help write a new narrative in Central Africa. One based upon the good, true and beautiful stories of humanitarian non-profits and agencies helping to create peace and sustainability in Central Africa.
Below, you'll see how we created similar promotional videos for Managed Care Executives for Africa and Resplendent Hope, who work together with Africa New Day in Goma, Eastern Congo. Through a CRA Media Partnership, every organization benefits, costs are kept to a minimum and everyone benefits.
To see other stories we scripted and filmed with Africa New Day, click here.
If your organization needs help telling compelling stories of your work, please contact us today and let's explore the possibilities about working together to creating a thriving, self-sustaining Eastern Congo and Central Africa region.
Contact Joey O'Connor, CRA Executive Director
We are honored to work alongside such outstanding individuals and organizations.
Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. Our purpose is to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide. Genocide Watch is the Coordinating organization of The International Alliance to End Genocide (IAEG), an international coalition of organizations. The IAEG aims to educate the general public and policy makers about the causes, processes, and warning signs of genocide; to create the institutions and political will to prevent and stop genocide; and to bring perpetrators of genocide to justice. The IAEG includes 50 organizations in 24 countries, including the Minority Rights Group, the International Crisis Group, the Aegis Trust, and Survival International.
Dr. Gregory Stanton, one of the world's foremost experts on genocide, is the founder of Genocide Watch. Dr. Stanton is the Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Stanton served in the State Department (1992–1999), where he drafted the United Nations Security Council resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Burundi Commission of Inquiry, and the Central African Arms Flow Commission. He also drafted the U.N. Peacekeeping Operations resolutions that helped bring about an end to the Mozambique civil war. In 1994, Stanton won the American Foreign Service Association's prestigious W. Averell Harriman award for "extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage," based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan genocide. He wrote the State Department options paper on ways to bring the Khmer Rouge to justice in Cambodia. (Wikipedia)
Click here to read Dr. Stanton's landmark research The 8 Stages of Genocide. We also invite you to watch The 8 Stages of Genocide presented by Dr. Stanton. Click here to learn more about Genocide Watch.
Africa New Day
The mission of Africa New Day is a Christ-centered holistic approach to train current and potential
leaders in the Congo, while developing a network of opportunities to empower
individuals and their communities. Africa New Day (AND) represents a different approach to the complexity
of the problems in DRC. AND’s goal is to attack the root causes of
issues in order to address present situations, reconcile the past, and
prevent future recurrences of crisis. AND does this through their Sons of Congo, Generation Hope, Virtuous Women, Leadership Academy, and Media resource programs.
Africa New Day is led by Camille and Esther Ntoto. Camille and Esther Ntoto have brought a wealth of experience and training to their work in the Eastern Congo. Both worked for a couple of years with Studios Sango Malamu, a Kinshasa, Congo-based Christian media organization, before attending and graduating from a Vanguard University in Southern California. Their undergraduate degrees are in Intercultural Studies, with a minor in Communication for Esther, while Camille minored in Pastoral and Biblical Studies. Camille also earned a master’s degree in Leadership Studies. In addition, they have both earned certificates in Micro Economic Development. Camille & Esther are key leaders bringing peace and sustainability to the Eastern Congo region. Click here to learn more about Africa New Day.
Produced by Mike Kenyon and Doug Moss and directed by Randy Argue, Congo Unites follows four Congolese students from different tribes as they prepare to attend the “Future Leaders Conference for Hope and Reconciliation” in Goma, Congo July 2014. Told in their own words, Congo Unites takes a deep look into the student's lives, families, hopes, fears and perspective of the “other side”, exploring the challenges and discovering their dreams and desires for a united Congo. Click here to learn more about Congo Unites: The Movie.
Banner Photo Credit: View from the River Congo between Kinshasa and Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR.