What would make someone who has a quickly growing career in the film industry give up everything to go live in Africa? That was the question that inspired director Nathan Pfaff to create “Film School Africa.”
A Hollywood casting director leaves her lucrative career behind in order to teach filmmaking to youth in an impoverished community in South Africa. In an environment resistant towards art and film, the students learn the true power and impact of storytelling.
Katie Taylor leaves a quickly growing career in the film industry in LA in order to teach film to youth in an impoverished township in South Africa. Thinking it will mainly help give the students skills and knowledge towards employment, she quickly realizes the students use their films as a means of self-expression and as art-therapy. Follow the students of FSA as they experience the joy and hardships of filming in the most unlikely of places. Learn the power of story and how film can transcend culture and color.
From Global Digital Releasing, “Film School Africa” premieres On Demand January 17.